The Village of Maybrook’s Annual “Christmas Tree Lighting” was held on Sunday, November 26th. The weather cooperated and we had a great night to welcome the Christmas season into the village. I want to thank the Hudson Valley Conservatory Singers under the direction of Pam Murphy, The Maybrook 4-H Group (and the reingoats), the Maybrook Wind Ensemble and of course our Maybrook Troop 236 Boy Scout Band under the direction of Band Leader Jim Barnett and Scoutmaster Bill Gianico for providing holiday favorites for the ceremony. Thank you to the Board of Trustees for their support of these events for the residents. Special “Thank You” to Shoprite (refreshments), Maybrook Clerk/Treasurer Tina Johnson, Wallkill Federal Savings Bank (gift bags), Fox Radio 96.7 103.1 ( Annika for the live broadcast), Vaune Sherrin (face painting), Christmas Characters (Santa- town of Montgomery Highway Superintendent Charlie Woznick, Rudolph- MBK PO Matt Hughes, Snowman- Carla Williams, Toy Soldier- Julianna Williams and Elves Hope Wentink and Leah Dunham, The Maybrook Fire Department for escorting Santa Claus and for fire safety, the Maybrook Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary (Christmas Wreaths), the Maybrook Police Department, E-Rock Entertainment. The Maybrook Department of Public Works for making the village festive for the event in particular Frankie Amodio who put a lot of extra effort in making sure everything was ready to go. Last but not least the Village Board for their support of this event.
The George C. Bullis Memorial Community Center will be hosted their Annual “Mitten Drive” at the Village of Maybrook Christmas Tree Lighting. I’d like to thank Maureen Deihl Litz and her daughter Rebecca for organizing the “Mitten Drive”. Maureen started this program a few years ago with the Girl Scouts and later continued it when she worked in the George C. Bullis Community Center. Maureen has since moved on but always comes back for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting to do the “Mitten Drive”. I appreciate all of her and her daughters efforts and thank them for volunteering their time to help others.
The Maybrook 4-H hosted their Annual Food Drive for the Montgomery Food Pantry at the Christmas Tree Lighting as well. I want to Kim Myoshi and her daughter Gabby for their efforts to collect perishable food items for those in need this holiday season. Kim reported that they did very well and will be making a delivery to the Montgomery Food Pantry in the coming weeks.
This was a fun filled night and I hope everyone who attended had a great time! Enjoy the Christmas season and good health and happiness to all!
Mayor Dennis K. Leahy