Litchfield event ushers in the Christmas season
With the sun setting on Sunday, West Street in Litchfield was aglow for the Parks and Recreation Department's annual holiday stroll and tree lighting. BZ photos
Christmas caroling on West Street and the lighting of the tree on the Green marked the official beginning of the Christmas season in Litchfield on Sunday.
The caroling and tree lighting capped an afternoon of events in the center of town that were sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with Union Savings Bank, the Litchfield Historical Society, True Value Hardware of Litchfield, the First Congregational Church of Litchfield, Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance and WZBG FM 97.3.
"A great afternoon filled with joy and Christmas spirit," parks and recreation Director Brent Hawkins said as the sun set and the Christmas caroling led by Litchfield High School students and Peter Tavino of Litchfield commenced. Accompanying the students were music teachers Peter Perkins and Dan Porri.
After moving up West Street and through Cobble Court, carolers strolled to the Green for the lighting of the Christmas tree and more caroling. The tree's lights, maintained to perfection by Borough of Litchfield Warden Lee Losee and John Langer of Bantam, flicked on and will burn bright to Christmas and beyond.
Litchfield High School chorus students Aaliyah Vescera, left, and Katherine Donnelly sing a Christmas carol.
The always-creative Peter Tavino may have outdone himself with this year's elf outfit.
Litchfield High students set the tone for the Christmas caroling.
Singing in the Christmas season.
Parks and recreation Director Brent Hawkins and his wife, Mary.
Union Savings Bank branch manager Sue LoRusso visits Santa.
Litchfield High students Caroline Donovan, left, and Katherine Donnelly.