Swanton tree lighting slated for Friday

More also planned at Pilliod Park

Staff Report

Details for the second annual tree lighting ceremony at Pilliod Park have been announced by the Village of Swanton.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. at the park, which is located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hallett Avenue.

There will be food available for purchase through The Dawghouse, which will include hot dogs, bratwurst, chips, and more. Free cookies and cocoa will also be offered.

Attendees can walk around the path and enjoy the Storywalk while listening to a live DJ play holiday music throughout the event. A special guest may make an appearance, as well as Girl Scouts singing Christmas carols.

There will also be a raffle available to win some great prizes.

All money raised by Swanton Shines goes towards purchasing Christmas decorations for the Village of Swanton. This year, the group also had an Adopt-A-Snowflake drive to replace the large snowflakes displayed each year along Main Street and Airport Highway.

Individuals and groups could donated $125 to adopt one of the snowflakes and help with the cost of rewiring the snowflakes with more cost effective LED lights. Names of donors are now on display under the lights.

The ceremonial tree lighter, Firefighter Chad Branum, will light the tree promptly at 6 p.m.

Village officials expressed a tremendous amount of gratitude to the Swanton Shines organization, particularly Robin Dudley and Karen Lawniczak, for all their efforts in coordinating the aspects of the evening.

More also planned at Pilliod Park

Staff Report