Somers Point Group Invites Community to Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 12

Get ready for Somers Point's tree lighting Dec. 12. (courtesy somerspoint,com)

Somers Point — Community First, a local volunteer organization, is inviting the local community members to join in a festive holiday celebration and tree lighting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Shore Medical Center is providing eight trees that will be lit and add a holiday touch on its grounds along Bay Avenue. Local families and businesses that would like to “adopt” and add to the holiday spirit by decorating their tree are invited to do so.

The trees will be in places along Bay Avenue no later than Saturday, Dec. 8, and can be decorated up until 4 p.m. on Dec. 12.

Businesses or local families that would like to reserve one of the trees to decorate should contact Michael Bray at or Thomas Lacovara

Trees will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each tree will be accompanied by a sign designating the business or family that decorated the tree.

“The city does a great job with its annual tree lighting event so this year we wanted to continue that momentum along Bay Avenue all season,” said David Hughes, founding member of Somers Point — Community First. “This will be a wonderful celebration of family, of friendship and of community.”

Joining Somers Point — Community First in the festivities will be musicians from the South Jersey Jazz Society who will perform holiday favorites.

Hot drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Somers Point – Community First serves as a voice of the Somers Point community and also assists in various projects that promote the betterment of the city. Somers Point – Community First assists in offering organizations and businesses advice, expertise, community project partnerships, and more, but does not provide financial support.

The Somers Point – Community First organization is comprised of individuals with expertise in community activism, economics, health care, education, entertainment, traditional and social media, insurance, management, marketing, entrepreneurship and more.

Each member lives or works in Somers Point. The organization recently constructed and donated an osprey stand, and has taken an active role with the Somers Point Senior Center, Somers Point Little League, the Somers Point Garden Club and more.

In 2017, Somers Point — Community First also helped bring to the town a weekly Farmer’s Market and Craft Fair and Patriotic Flag salute ceremony.

If your organization would like to be considered for assistance, contact David Hughes at 609.653.3299

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