Many unite to prepare Lewistown for holidays

To the editor:

For the holiday season, a concerted effort made possible through the cooperation of community-minded businesses, local government leaders, veterans groups and organizations resulted in the annual placement of the Christmas tree on Monument Square. The tradition of obtaining and decorating the tree enjoyed by residents and visitors alike was continued through coordination to make the holidays special.

This year, a 14-foot tall Douglas fir tree donated by Howard and Denise Foss, and delivered by Stonehouse Nursery, McVeytown now adorns Monument Square. It was erected through the efforts of Crider-Mitchell Construction who lent their labor to secure it in place (not to mention their able assistance in removing the tree at season’s end). Denise Foss, of Foss Jewelers contributed her time and expertise in decorating the tree.

We also acknowledge the support and assistance of the Borough of Lewistown for their continued work to decorate downtown with the snowflakes, banners and other pole decorations. Thanks are also in order to the Lewistown Parking Authority who provides banners in the Authority-owned downtown parking lots. Additionally, the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau along with the county maintenance department places banners around Monument Square. Without the caring support of these volunteers, borough and county workers and local businesses, none of the festive holiday lights and seasonal decorations we all enjoy would be possible.

Likewise, a partner business, Barger’s Landscaping Plus, continues to maintain the “Diamond” at the intersection of West Market and Juniata streets and provides regular labor in keeping the Western Gateway into Lewistown looking good throughout the year.

Courtesy parking is in effect at meters located on the streets and parking lots now through New Year’s Day. The courtesy parking program provides visitors a specified period of time that is provided for their patronage. It is a set period and not intended for long-term parking use. Parking is free each Saturday through the season and lasting through the New Year. This service is provided through Downtown Lewistown Inc. in cooperation with the Borough of Lewistown and Lewistown Police Department. We thank you for helping to keep your purchases local in support of your Mifflin County friends and neighbors.

We invite you to make the holidays special in downtown Lewistown and ask that you remember these community-minded businesses for their contributions

during the season and throughout

the New Year.

Jim Zubler

Downtown Lewistown Inc.

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