Pelham Lights up Holiday Spruce TreeDecember 12, 2014
by Doug Robinson
The switch was thrown to light up the decorated spruce tree that sits in front of the Pelham Public Library. Adorned with ornaments, lights, decorations, wrapped packages and caricatures, the spruce tree was donated by the Pelham Garden Club.
The spruce tree was lit up by long-time Pelham resident Priscilla Church. She, along with her late husband, Danny, has long been known within the Pelham community for their elaborate home Christmas decorations on Daniel Drive. “I am very happy to donate these ornaments and lights to the beautiful spruce tree for all to enjoy,” commented Church.
As the tree was lit, those present sang the holiday songs of “Jingle Bells” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.”
Inside the library, hot cocoa, marshmallows, brownies, and cookies were offered. Both library staff and volunteers took the time to provide the warm food for all to share.
In addition to the food and drink, the English Handbell Choir of the First Congregational Church of Pelham performed.
The English Handbell Choir from Pelham’s First Congregational Church has been performing for the Pelham and surrounding communities since 1976. Their three octave collection of handbells dotted the air with a beauty of sound unmatched. Ten hand bell ringers worked seamlessly together, producing the distinctive musical notes of “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “A Call to Celebrate,” “Carol of the Bells,” and many more timeless Christmas carols. Their sounds were beautiful.