Last night, Guilford officially kicked of our Holiday Season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Green. The event was filled with fun festivities. Performances from an Adams Middle School choir, Guilford High School Jazz Band, SARAH choir and countless other entertainers filled the Green with spirit. Even Santa came by for a visit!!
Many Green Merchants stayed open so residents could shop late. Spots like The Purple Bear, Flutterby, Page's Hardware, and many other stores were decked out in holiday decorations. Trudy's even had some local student talent playing music in the store to set the scene.
If you were hungry, you were in luck! Centro's Pizza was packed. Sugar Cupcake Truck was parked on the green for those with a sweet tooth, and I even stopped by Guilford Food Center for a quick bite of food to go!
Several town organizations also set up shop outside the stores to sell goodies, hand out popcorn, or collect donations. The Guilford Food Bank, Boy Scouts, Guilford High School Baseball, and Guilford High School Interact Club were all represented.
It was also a big night for Guilford High School Senior Virginia Gresham, the winner of the Girl Scout Gold Award. She celebrated the ribbon cutting for the dedication of her project of plaques that are displayed on lamp posts around the Green.
Brian McGlone, Economic Development Coordinator helped MC both events, along with Chamber members. Joe Mazza welcomed the town and Sen. Ed Meyer was in attendance.
Not too far from the Green, Henry Whitfield Museum held their Firelingt Festival. I swung by and found folks roasting marshmallows for S'mores, heating up hot cocoa, and gobbling up Pumpkin Pie.
It's official, the Holiday Season is upon us!!