Ellwood City Christmas Tree Decorating


Ten adorn 30-foot Christmas tree with 5,000 lights, 300 ornaments

ELLWOOD CITY – Members of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce and others on Friday adorned a 30-foot blue spruce Christmas tree in the Community Plaza with 5,000 lights and 300 ornaments in preparation for Ellwood City’s “Let There Be Lights Weekend.”

Raymond Santillo, the chamber’s executive director; Caroline Golmic, chamber president; and Jillian Court, chamber executive assistant; worked to decorate the tree donated by INMETCO, as did Ron Freehauf, of Ohioville; Russell Barge, of Wampum; Anthony Mazzant, of New Castle; Ellwood City residents Jen Eller, Ashley Smith and Ashley Jubach; and Shelley Collins, of Lynchburg, Va.

“Let There Be Lights Weekend” begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. The festival will include vendors, entertainment, horse and trolley rides, reindeer, fireworks and the lighting of the Christmas tree.

After the festivities, “A Christmas Story” will be shown in the Lincoln High School auditorium at 8:15 p.m.

A Christmas parade, with special guest Santa Claus, begins at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 on Lawrence Avenue. Santa will travel to Treefoil Lodge at Ewing Park afterwards and meet with children while visitors can ride through the park and admire the lights and displays of “Christmas in the Park.”