Lhöste Durflinger, 2, and dad, Jake, of Bechtelsville, were intrigued by this year’s ice sculpture. Mom Page is South Whitehall’s Recreation Program Specialist. (Additional photos on Page A2.) Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Vocalist Erin Kelly performs “Jingle Bells” for the crowd at the tree lighting ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
LEFT: Stilt Walkers from Crufeli Entertainment were on hand to help keep things lively. They towered over Page Durflinger, South Whitehall’s recreation program specialist.PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Copyright - Lou Wheeland
South Whitehall Township firefighters spend time with Elsa and Anna from “Frozen” at the tree lighting ceremony Dec. 2 at Covered Bridge Park. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Gabriel Jabbour, 2, was delighted to spend time with Elsa and Anna at the tree lighting ceremony. Elsa was assisted by Leah Gaydos of Emmaus. Anna was assisted by Taylor VanKooten of Allentown. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Grayce Anderson, 2, and brother Julian, 4, both of Upper Macungie, said the best part of the evening was meeting Santa Claus. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
South Whitehall Commissioners Matt Mulqueen and board President Christina “Tori” Morgan visit with state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, during the tree lighting ceremony Dec. 2 at Covered Bridge Park. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Covered Bridge Park ceremony initiates the Christmas season
South Whitehall Township had its third annual tree lighting ceremony Dec. 2 at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall.
Hundreds of residents and visitors attended the ceremony which included vocalist Erin Kelly; Carly Simon with Parkland Community Library; Studio West Dance Center; and the Orefield Middle School Chorale.
The highlight of the evening was the arrival of Santa Claus, who arrived by way of Cetronia Truck 331, the township’s aerial truck.
The Jolly Ol’ Man in Red was whisked across Wehr Covered Bridge by Woodlawn Fire Company’s utility vehicle.