Businesses, volunteers brighten the downtown

To the editor:

The tradition of placing a tree on Monument Square, made possible through the support of the Mifflin County Commissioners and Mifflin County Veterans Association occurred Monday, Nov. 25. The work of obtaining and decorating the tree enjoyed by many within the community was upheld by a dedicated group of volunteers committed to making the holidays special, organized through Downtown Lewistown Inc.

This year, a 12-foot-tall conifer, donated by McClure’s Evergreens of Port Royal, was placed on Monument Square, in a receptacle provided by the Mifflin County Veterans Association, through the efforts of Crider-Mitchell Construction Company who lent their equipment and labor to secure it in place (not to mention removing the tree at season’s end). Lepley Electric lent the service of a technician for stringing the lights, Paul Wilson Jr., Wilson’s Gifts & Jewelry, Denise Foss, Foss Jewelers, and Eric Roberts, Sun Home Health & Hospice all contributed time to decorate the tree.

We also acknowledge the support and assistance of the Borough of Lewistown for their continued work to decorate Downtown with the snowflake and pole decorations and the Lewistown Borough Parking Authority for the addition of the festive holiday banners. Thanks are also in order for the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau for their placement of banners around the square.

Courtesy parking kicks off this week beginning Black Friday continuing till the New Year. Additionally, free parking will be in effect Saturdays at metered spaces in the downtown in appreciation for your patronage of local stores and businesses during the holidays.

Without the caring support of these volunteers, borough workers, and local businesses, none of the festive holiday lights and seasonal decorations we take for granted would not be possible.

Jim Zubler

Downtown Lewistown Inc.