Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tree Lighting, I

Torrington, CT

Last Friday, hundreds of people gathered at Coe Park in Torrington, CT, for an evening of holiday season launches. First a tree lighting at the park, then everyone began to walk down Main Street as the police closed off vehicular traffic. Carolers gathered at several stops along the way until the crowd gathered for another tree lighting at a church next to the town hall. The high school band played, a live-creche display combined with more carols, and then the crowd moved on to yet another spot blocks farther along. It was a cold and very windy night with rain threatening, so I was quite surprised to see such a crowd turn out.

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