Essex To Honour Frontline Workers With Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Livestream Tuesday

Monday November 30th, 2020

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The Town of Essex will hod their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony online on Tuesday, December 1sr, starting at 5:00pm.

In a normal year, community members would gather for the Essex Centre Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, which serves as a kick-off to the holiday season. However, with group size limits and other public health restrictions due to COVID-19, this year’s version will be livestreamed to the Town’s Facebook page.

The event will also feature an honourary tree lighting guest, Betsabe Zuiderveen, a long-time staff member of Iler Lodge Retirement Residence in Essex Centre.

“On behalf of Council and the entire community, we would like to thank Betsabe as well as all frontline medical and other essential workers your dedication throughout 2020,” said Mayor Larry Snively. “We know this has been a difficult year for all of you, so thank you for going above and beyond in your service to some of the most vulnerable in our community. We are honoured to welcome Betsabe to light the tree at Town Hall in recognition of her and her peers throughout our region.”

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