The ninth annual Holiday Lighting Spectacular takes place this Sunday, December 3 at 4 p.m. The event will be held in front of the Astoria Federal Savings Bank Building, located on Jackson Ave in downtown Syosset.
This year's Holiday Lighting entertainment will showcase the best of Syosset's local talent. Opening the event singing the Star Spangled Banner, will be Syosset High School students Emily Grgas, Arielle Klein, Jackie Perotta, and Lyndsey Staib. There are many other scheduled performers.
In addition to the entertainment, various foods will be donated by local businesses, including Mim's, Dunkin' Donuts, Subway, (Jackson Ave), Starbucks-Syosset, Bagel Master, Cardinali Uno Inc, Marios-Syosset, LaViola, D'Alessandro Meat & Fine Foods, and Verizon (FIOS). Hot chocolate and coffee will also be available.
Ample seating will be provided. Of course that wonderful man from the North Pole, Santa Claus, will take time from his busy schedule and make a personal visit to the event, so make sure to bring the children.
The highlight of the evening will be the lighting of the Christmas Tree and the Menorah.
All are welcome. Bring family and friends. Tell your neighbors.
As in past years, a large number of volunteers were needed in getting the event organized, to be present at the event, and for cleaning up afterwards. As always, the volunteers from the Syosset Fire Department, and Syosset Auxiliary Police always come to the rescue. And the Girls Scouts and students from the Syosset High School Interact Club, volunteer their time and effort.
The Holiday Lighting committee, Chaired by Frank Urso, and supporting members, Mike Biggiani, Ron Geraci, Frank Urso Jr. Maria Anderson, Sal Biondo, Bill Chabina, Jo Costa, Adele Gallo, Danielle Delgrosso, Vinny Greco, Sofi Kaufman, Sandy Lupo, Bob McCullough, Tom Montalbano, Lisa Predmore, Phil Rhoads, Robert Rockelein, Laura Schultz, Tricia Shannon, Frank Vissile, Jack Biondo and Julie Anderson, express their appreciation to all who help make the Holiday Lighting event the warm, joyous, community gathering, that it has become.