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2016 Stockade Tree Lighting

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. . the 2016 Stockade Holiday Tree . . 

 There is a tree involved, but there’s no controversy over this Stockade tradition: Our Holiday Tree-Lighting ceremony and Afterglow Party is an enjoyable, community-nurturing event well-worth preserving. Even burdened with the need to snap a lot of photos, I had a very good time, saw some of my favorite faces (and people), met a handful of new ones, and escaped well within my calorie quota. Festive thanks go to the Stockade Association for sponsoring the event, especially to the event chairs, Colleen Macauley and Kevin Grace; and to Susannah Hand, who arranged for donation of the lovely tree by her employer, Saratoga Tree Nursery (NYS DEC).

 The collage above features some of the captured faces (click on it for a larger version). The slideshow below, offers a glimpse of festivities at Lawrence Circle and inside the Great Hall of St. George’s Church. [As always, for a larger version of an image in the slideshow, pause it, right-click on the image, and choose Open Image in New Tab.]