By Sue Baldock
Woodside on the Move welcomed the season with their annual lighting of the Christmas tree last Saturday, December 1st. Adrian Bordoni, Executive Director of WOTM outdid himself this year. Statesmen, District Leaders and Council Members stood beside area children excitedly waiting to greet Santa. “This is a great event” beamed Senator Michael Gianaris. “Celebrating the holidays, the kids signing brings such joy; I look forward to it all year!” Sing they did! The PS 11 Carolers and St. Sebastian’s Cherubim & Seraphim Choir, lead by Mary Frances Grace, were fantastic; and the evening rounded out with a rousing rendition of Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer from PS 152. “This is a wonderful event. The children are terrific, the joy in their voices is loud and clear!” commented Patrice Lee, smiling as she sipped warm cocoa.
CM Jimmy van Bramer counted down the lighting and to everyone’s delight welcomed the last guest of the night. None other than Santa himself! With a “Ho Ho Ho” and gifts for all, Santa was delighted by how good all the girls and boys of Sunnyside and Woodside. Merry Christmas everyone!