"Santa Express" Stopping In Monticello, Menorah Lighting Brightens Holiday Season
The Village of Monticello Department of Public Works and Town of Thompson Highway Department will work together on Friday, November 22nd to erect a tree at Rotary Corner on Broadway, at St. John Street. A large spruce was donated by The Rock Pizzeria of Rock Hill.
The Santa Express will arrive in Monticello on Sunday, December 15, 2013, promptly at 5:00 PM, followed by related festivities. The tree will be decorated with a large number of lights by Village employees, with candy available for children.
Created in Eldred in the year 2005 the Santa Express has grown into a wonderful Christmas tradition in Sullivan County, the mission of the organization is "to spread the magic of Christmas to children and families everywhere as Santa and his North Pole friends travel hundreds of miles visiting 10 towns in Sullivan and Orange Counties. Spreading the magic of Christmas to people of all ages. A one of a kind Christmas event that is sure to delight everyone." A yearly visit from Santa and all his North Pole friends to Sullivan County, NY where he makes his 100 mile journey aboard his 50 foot lighted and musical Christmas scene.
On December 1st at 4:00 PM, the menorah a menorah in front of the Lawrence H. Cooke Sullivan County Court House will be lit by Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz of Landfield Avenue Synagogue, immediately followed by a similar lighting of a large menorah in front of Monticello Village Hall. The entire community is invited!
I would like to extend special thanks to Les Kristt, Terry Weir VanderMeulen, Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Lou Monteleone and the rest of Santa Express,
and employees of the Village of Monticello and Town of Thompson highway departments.
Happy Holidays to our entire community!