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Rouzerville's first tree will be lighted Dec. 8

November 15, 2007|By JENNIFER FITCH

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - The evergreen being labeled the first town Christmas tree in Rouzerville will be lighted in a dedication ceremony Saturday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.

"When it's lit, it's going to reflect off the pond," said Ann Backer, a representative of the Rouzerville Business Association (RBA).

The RBA sponsored the lights for the tree on Red Run Lake.

"Since we started the RBA, we wanted to do little things that the whole community will benefit from," Backer said.

She said the summer months were spent investigating tree donations until someone said the evergreen at Red Run was planted specifically for the purpose and not used until now.

The day's events start earlier, though, with the RBA's third annual pancake and sausage breakfast at the Rouzerville Ruritan Club. Santa Claus pictures and giveaways are on tap for the 8 to 11 a.m. breakfast, which costs $5 for adults and $3 for children.

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Passes for free skating at Cosmic Skate & Play will be distributed at the breakfast and can be used from 1 to 4 p.m. that day.

Santa Claus also will participate in free Red Run Express train rides from 2 to 4 p.m. at Red Run Park, Backer said.

Backer encouraged people curious about the RBA to attend the 30-member organization's meetings held on the second Thursday of every month at the Ruritan Club.

The club will be starting a Christmas tree fund to expand the offerings in the future, she said.

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