Rain Does Not Deter Islandia Village’s 9th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Islandia Village Mayor Allan M. Dorman (fourth from right) is joined by Santa Claus and village officials at the 9th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 6. Also pictured (l-r): Tony Church, Village Administrator; Barbara Lacey, Trustee, as "Mrs. Claus"; Shy Main Shieh, Event Volunteer and Islandia resident; Diane Olk, Deputy Mayor; and Mike Zaleski and Patty Peters, Trustees.
Islandia Village Mayor Allan M. Dorman (fourth from right) is joined by Santa Claus and village officials at the 9th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 6. Also pictured (l-r): Tony Church, Village Administrator; Barbara Lacey, Trustee, as "Mrs. Claus"; Shy Main Shieh, Event Volunteer and Islandia resident; Diane Olk, Deputy Mayor; and Mike Zaleski and Patty Peters, Trustees.
Islandia Village Mayor Allan M. Dorman (fourth from right) is joined by Santa Claus and village officials at the 9th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 6. Also pictured (l-r): Tony Church, Village Administrator; Barbara Lacey, Trustee, as “Mrs. Claus”; Shy Main Shieh, Event Volunteer and Islandia resident; Diane Olk, Deputy Mayor; and Mike Zaleski and Patty Peters, Trustees.

Islandia residents braved the cold pouring rain to turn out for the 9th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 6 at Village Hall. “Joe the Singing Bus Driver” performed under the big tent as he played guitar and sang holiday songs. Residents stayed dry and warm as they enjoyed hot cocoa, cookies and cupcakes while listening to the music.

Mayor Allan M. Dorman went out to light the tree. After the tree was lit, Santa Claus arrived with the Central Islip Fire Department and went inside the tent to distribute toys to the good boys and girls, with help from Santa’s elves. Santa also posed for pictures with the children, who also received candy canes, courtesy of Mrs. Claus.


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