CAN DO’s Student Action Committee will hold its second annual CAN DO Community Park Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, December 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the park located at the corner of N. Broad and Laurel streets in Downtown Hazleton.
The event, which will take place during Downtown Hazleton First Friday, is open to the public and will begin with performances from the Olde Towne Carolers followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus lighting the tree. Keystone Ballet Academy will close the festivities around 6:00 p.m. with a dance performance from the Sugar Plum Fairy and ballet dancers – allowing plenty of time for community members to participate in Downtown Hazleton’s First Friday events.
Those in attendance can have their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, visit Santa’s reindeer, as well as meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, who will be located within the Hub at 13-15 W. Broad Street.
The CAN DO Community Park Tree Lighting ceremony is coordinated by co-chairs Jayce Sanchez of Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences and Emily Eroh of Marian High School.
Additional Student Action Committee members are: Alondra Santos of Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences; Ava Ziegler, Anni Encarnacion-Peralta, Luke Pecora, and Mykayla Chisley of Hazleton Area High School; Jaycol Tejeda and Sarah Polashenski of Immanuel Christian School; Rebecca Boyle and Lachlan Segedy of Marian High School; John Schwear III and Sophia Plonk of MMI Preparatory School; and Jack Nemshick and Taylor Davidovich of Weatherly High School.
The students are under the guidance of CAN DO Student Action Committee Advisor Cal Herring and CAN DO Community Relations Specialist Amy Michelli.