Annual Holiday Tree-Lighting Ceremony set for Dec. 6

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Mayor Tony Vauss and Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director Donald Malloy, the township’s annual tree-lighting ceremony and holiday gift giveaway are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m.

“The tree-lighting we’re doing on the sixth of December and, again, we’re giving all of our kids gifts and everything,” said Malloy on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation’s annual pre-Thanksgiving free community dinner.

“Dec. 17 is my Christmas Concert at INIC Director Deborah Simpkins’ church, Christian Pentecostal Church, at 6 o’clock,” said George Sykes on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation’s event, where he was providing the live entertainment. “We’ll have everybody there. I’m hoping to have Donald Malloy there, Kenny Bobien, music promoter Sue Sue, Donnie Harper and a lot of special guests. We’ve got a 15-voice choir, seven-piece band and we’re going to do our thing. I’m also doing the kids 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 17, come through.”

For more information about the Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, call 973-416-0909. For more information about the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs and upcoming township events, including the annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 6, call 973-399-6598.

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