Letter to the editor 1, Dec. 15, 2016

Letter of thanks

Dear Editor,

It’s been a busy two weekends. The 2016 Lighting of the Lights Festival, Santa Claus Parade, and Breakfast with Santa are all in the history books and once again a deep debt of gratitude is owed to all the volunteers who played a critical role in the success of these events. To Jane Blais and the St. Thomas Choir, James Armstrong, and Frank Royle, thank you an enchanting evening of caroling. To Kate who served up hot chocolate and candles, to Terri and Jodi for the bagpipes, and to the eight community organizations; Hudson Fine Crafts, Village Quilters, Palliative Care, As Kneaded, Cavagnal Scouts, Hudson Village Theatre, Hudson Film Society and Hudson Chamber Music Series, who decorated the ‘Community Woods,’ thank you.

To all those who volunteered their time and resources to decorate their floats and participate in the Santa Claus Parade, as well as to Elizabeth, Kiara, Jordan and Olivia, who helped out at the Post-Parade Party, thank you.

To the Rotary Club volunteers; Anita, David, Gilles, and Louis-Philippe who cooked, cleaned, ran around, and still had fun during Breakfast with Santa – what a treasure you are – thank you.

To our lovely elves, Olivia and Bella, and volunteers extraordinaire Molly and Sylvia and our red-carpet donation fairy, thank you.

To Steve Dubinsky and the Westwood Senior Band – thank you for entertaining us for a full hour. You were all fantastic.

A very special thank you to Santa, who gave us so much of his time both on Parade day and at the Breakfast. You are a kind and generous soul.

And lastly, to the Parks and Recreation staff who always get it done.

Thank you!

Laura McCaffrey

Tourism, Culture & Communications Coordinator

Town of Hudson

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