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02/01/2023 08:00 AM

Thank the Many Volunteers

The Westbrook Tree Lighting Committee would like to thank the many volunteers, local businesses and organizations who generously contributed to make the 2022 Tree lighting event such a success. From the volunteers to the parade participants to the performers to the sponsors, it truly takes a village!

In no particular order, we’d like to recognize: Westbrook Pizza, Street Side Hot Dogs, Hartford Giant Grinder, Vista Life Innovations, 640 Massage Therapies, Edd’s Place, Westbrook Congregational Church, Westbrook Ambulance, Boy Scouts Troop 38, Julie’s Cup of Joe, Westbrook Inn, Westbrook Historical Society, Dan Medeiros (ice carving), ROL Haven Farms, Ambleshade farm, the Capano family, state and local police departments, Pastor Jeanette Hicks, Father Martin Noe, John Hall and Westbrook’s Board of Selectmen, Rich Annino and Westbrook Parks and Recreation, Westbrook Library, Westbrook Ambulance, Westbrook Fire Department, Lighthouse Signs, Dennis Allen Jr., Westbrook Garden Club, Scoutmaster Doug Thomas, Assistant Scoutmaster Rich Lianos and Barney Clark, John Riggio and the Westbrook Town Crew, Farrell’s Four Seasons, Chris Arroyo, Envirotech and Finkeldey, Westbrook Foundation, Elves Maria Hickey, Julia Delara and London Porter, WHS FBLA, Oxford Academy, Essex Savings Bank, Westbrook Elks, Westbrook Dance Academy, Big Y, ShopRite, Cindy’s Wine and Spirits, Turtle Café, Westbrook Package Store, Best Rates Insurance Group, Copper Beach Inn, Leslie and Chloe Carson, Alyssa Esposito, Liz and Travis Miller, WHS Band, Bob Hale, Carl Suiter, Brian May and David Carey, Las Estrellas Navidenas, Brian Ruddy and Lori Cartwright, WHS Select Singers, WMS Chorus, Atlantic Outboard; our guest tree lighter, Margaret “Bucky” Bach; and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

A sincere thank you to all from the 2022 Tree Lighting Committee members: Dennis Allen, Jennifer Capano, Kim Esposito, Darlene Briggs, Andrea Jacobs, Meri Wick, Marcus Little, Al and June Fecteau, Mauricio Monroy, Leslie Ponzini, and Mary Joan Olko.

Andrea Jacobs, the Westbrook Tree Lighting Committee