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November 16, 2012

'Let's Light Up Keeseville' to throw the switch Saturday

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Community Supportive Agriculture farm the Fledgling Crow will be there with its products, as well.

The Boy Scouts will sell doughnuts and cider; Stewart’s Shop will offer grilled hot dogs and hamburgers on one end of the block; and activities will take place at the Methodist Church on the other end. 

Barb Davidson, owner of several Front Street storefronts, donated the market space. Music will fill the air, provided by a DJ, and pony rides will be available on Front Street near Adirondack Hardware.

A BEGINNING

Individuals and businesses put up sponsorship for the trees; the lights were purchased at a discounted rate through Roger Long of Adirondack Hardware.

Holderman hopes the event will help bring together a community that for all appearances has had too much working against it lately.

“It’s time, as a community, to come back together to enjoy the season,” he said. “That’s what the holidays are all about.”

The village will be kicking off the season a little early, with Thanksgiving yet to come, but the hope was to have the event “before people got too busy with the holidays,” Mrs. Mills said. 

“We wanted to do it before it gets too cold, and people go away for the holidays,” Holderman said. “We are working hard to revitalize the village. We are hoping this will be the start of more community events.”

Organizers hope “Let’s Light” becomes even bigger in 2013.

“We won’t close down the street this year,” Holderman said. “But maybe next year.”

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HOW TO HELP 

Donations are still accepted to support "Let's Light Up Keeseville," though 40 canisters around the village will be picked up sometime today. 

Checks can be mailed to: Friends of the North Country, attn: Melissa Furnia, P.O. Box 446, 1 Mill St., Keeseville, NY 12944.

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