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Seaford Tree Lighting to Feature Toy Drive For Sandy Victims

Annual holiday event at Seaford Fire Department headquarters scheduled for Saturday evening.

The Seaford Fire Department's annual Tree Lighting ceremony scheduled for this Saturday evening will feature a toy drive benefiting local families whose homes and lives were uprooted by Superstorm Sandy.

Seaford Fire Department spokesman George Kern said this year's annual toy drive will target Seaford families impacted by the superstorm in addition to donating to Nassau County Social Services. Kern said a delivery of toys and gift cards is also expected from the town of Columbia, Tenn. 

The Dec. 1 tree lighting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature traditional holiday music from Seaford High School's band and chorus as well as a performance from the Marianne Anderson School of Dance. Following the lighting of the Christmas Tree, attendees are welcome to pose for pictures with Santa Claus and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. 

Roberta Grogan November 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Cannot begin to put into words how excited I am about attending this event Saturday niight...the Seaford Fire Department, its members, families and affiliated fire departments through out Long Island, NYS and the US have been such incredible support to the relief efforts here in Seaford and on Long Island. So, this opportunity to get together as a community and welcome in the promise of a holiday season ...which may not be the "norm" or even close to it...it will certainly be a season wherein, we as a community have an increased sense of connectedness and hope. Of course, on the lighter side..."lights" of any color that work...well priceless! Remember to bring a toy...or buy a relief shirt or better yet BOTH!
Lorraine DeVita November 28, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Might I also add that If you CANT make it to the Tree Lighting then drop off a toy prior to or even better a gift card or BOTH! Also many of you are still asking" what can i do".. a suggestion , please write a check however small made out to the Seaford Chamber Relief Fund . EVERY dollar collected will go towards helping our most effected seaford residents. This HOLIDAY season is about JOYand giving While we cant replace homes we can in one way or another try to bring some JOY back to the many in our community who have been devastated and this Tree lighting is SO symbolic this year . Perhaps If you do a cookie swap with friends please include a few extra plates and drop them off at friend or neighbor who have been effected along with possibly a few extra ornaments/decorations you might have to help them replace some that were lost. Perhaps buying a few extra xmas stockings at the dollar store and filling them then playing secret santa and dropping them off at someones house . We have .Many elderly who are effected and this would be a wonderful small token for them. Whatever you can do, whatever you can give, whatever your faith, this is the Season for Giving and Celebrating, and JOY! Like the song says "We NEED a little christmas right this very minute" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGkqBBOI1oU
Melissa November 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Should toys be wrapped or unwrapped?

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