by Danielle Golden Giglio
Santa Claus had a delayed arrival to our community due to bad weather but he finally made with the help Bayport and Blue Point Fire Departments to the annual Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce Christmas tree lighting.
A crowd gathered on the front lawn of Bayport-Blue Point High School bundled up listening for the sirens from the fire trucks that were escorting Santa to this annual event.
The perfect looking Christmas tree was newly planted over the summer by 15 year old Boy Scout Matthew Allen of Bayport for his Life Project.
Bayport-Blue Point High School band and choir entertained with festive tunes as Santa started the official countdown with the crowd to light the tree. The big guy in the red suit then went inside to pose for photos, hear wishes and hand out candy canes. The Chamber also provided cookies and hot chocolate in the cafeteria.
Steve Klinzing chamber board member, past president and first time chair of the Christmas tree lighting event. “What we have done in the past has worked really well so we are going to continue with the traditions.” He was grateful that the weather held out and also to the whole community that comes together to make the holiday magic for the children.