CAN DO’s Student Action Committee, in collaboration with the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress and the Hazleton Art League will hold its third annual CAN DO Community Park Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, December 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 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’s Wassailfest and First Friday, marks the kickoff of the 'Hazleton for the Holidays' campaign, a city-wide initiative to unite the community in festive celebration. Open to the public, those in attendance can take their photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate bar maned by the CAN DO Student Action Committee, and enjoy performances by the Olde Towne Carolers.
The CAN DO Community Park Tree Lighting ceremony is coordinated by student co-chairs Lachlan Segedy of Marian High School and Alex Composto from MMI Preparatory School.
Additional Student Action Committee members are Jadey Mercedes (Senior) and Luke Palmieri (Junior) from the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences, Andrea Buenano (Senior) and Gabriella Bredbenner (Junior) from the Hazleton Area High School, Sarah Polishinsky (Senior) and Javier Vasquez (Junior) from Immanuel Christian School, Erica Boyle (Junior) from Marian High Schhol, Sophia Plonk (Senior) and Hayden Schwabe (Junior) from MMI Preparatory School, and Trinity McCutcheon (Senior) and Rachel Rosenlund (Junior) from Weatherly Area High School.
The students are under the guidance of CAN DO Student Action Committee Advisor Cal Herring and CAN DO Economic Development Assistant Ana Perez.