Chamber invites Port residents to “Adopt a Lamppost” this holiday season

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With the help of residents' donations, Port's Chamber of Commerce decorates lampposts along Main Street for the holiday season. (Photo courtesy of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce)

The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce has been decorating our community for the holidays for more years than anyone can remember.

Chamber president Mitch Schwartz said, “Everyone loves the decorated lampposts along Main Street. The fresh, green garland, sparkling lights and bright red bows on every lamppost give Main Street such a warm and festive look.”

Falconer Florist installs the Chamber’s decorations on the lampposts each holiday season. Most people are not aware that Falconer Florist also decorates the ticket office at the train station as a holiday gift to the community.

The Chamber relies on donations from businesses and residents to pay for the lamppost decorations. However, funds are low and they are appealing to everyone in town to support this annual project.

The Chamber is offering residents as well as business owners the opportunity to “Adopt a Lamppost” for the holidays. Although the Chamber can’t actually assign a specific lamppost to each donor, everyone who contributes $100 will receive a certificate from the Chamber and will be thanked in an ad in this paper. The Chamber wants everyone to know that, even if you can’t send $100 to “Adopt A Lamppost,” donations of any amount are needed and are greatly appreciated.

Donations to the Chamber’s Holiday Fund may be sent to Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 121, Port Washington, NY 11050 or call 883-6566 to donate by credit card. You may also email office@pwcoc.org for more information.

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