The annual Rochester Tree Lighting was held last night at the Town Hall Square in Rochester, MA. The Rochester Memorial School Band and Chorus were on hand as well as a large group of parents, grandparents, family and friends,
The evening began at 6:30 with the Rochester Memorial School Band, led by Chris Williamson, decked out in festive Santa hats playing Christmas songs. Selectman Richard Nunes then introduced the winner of the School Poster Contest. She was given the important task of lighting up the Christmas tree for the first time.
The Chorus, led by music teacher Sue Audette, then sang a medley of Christmas Carols. This was followed by the spectacular appearance of Santa on the town ladder truck to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hand out candy canes to all the kids. Refreshments in the town hall ended the night provided by The Artisan Kitchen and Matt’s Blackboard.
It is always a great tradition and the weather was perfect.
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