Christmas Tree Lighting Evokes Fond Memories

December 19, 2014

by Bob Gibbs

The Salem Lions Club sponsored this year’s Christmas tree lighting on Veterans Memorial Common.  Children from the Haigh School sang Christmas favorites for the crowd of holiday revelers on the common.

Speakers included State Representatives Gary Azarian, Bob Elliott, Ann Priestly, and Joe Sweeney.

State Rep Elliott spoke of his enjoyment in hearing more people again saying “Merry Christmas” opposed to just “Happy Holidays.”

Representative Azarian talked of his early Christmas memories of his family coming together for the holiday.  He asked all in attendance to do their best in using the Christmas season to bring their families together.

A group of children from the Haigh School, led by Amy Moldoff, sang Christmas songs that had many in the audience singing along with their children.