Tree-Lighting and Santa Claus Scheduled fo Bayonne’sr Fitzpatrick Park, Monday, December 3

            Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne will hold its annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Fitzpatrick Park on Monday, December 3, at 4:30 p.m.  The park is located on Avenue C, between 26th and 27th Streets.

            Mayor Smith said, “This ceremony marks the official beginning of the holiday season for our community.  I would like to invite the public to come to this event, which helps all of us get in the holiday spirit.”

            The Mayor will light the municipal tree, which will be adorned with multi-colored miniature lights.  Mayor Smith will offer brief remarks.  City Council Members and other municipal officials will take part in the ceremony.  Peter Amadeo, Supervisor of Recreation, will coordinate the program.

            The Bayonne Recreation Division’s pre-school carolers will entertain the crowd with holiday music.  The teachers of the pre-school students are Edith Balint and Donna Kilmer.

            Santa Claus will come to the park during the event, and will distribute some seasonal goodies to the youngsters.

The tree will illuminate the park throughout the holidays. Mayor Smith thanked the Public Works, Parks employees for preparing the park and other municipal facilities for the holiday season.