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Posted on: December 5, 2020

Rossi heralds the holidays with surprise virtual tree lighting

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, joined by 10-year-old grandson Arthur Rossi and Santa Claus, heralds the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 5, with a surprise virtual lighting of the Christmas tree on the West Haven Green. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

WEST HAVEN, Dec. 5, 2020 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi heralded the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 5, with a surprise virtual lighting of the Christmas tree on the Green.

Despite the city postponing this year’s public tree lighting festivities to 2021 due to rising coronavirus cases and restrictions limiting large public gatherings, Rossi, whose favorite holiday is Christmas, could not bear the thought of waiting another year.

So, with a little help from Santa Claus and her 10-year-old grandson, Arthur Rossi, the mayor decided to share the true spirit of Christmas by giving residents a gift in the form of a special tree lighting video presentation to hold them over until next year.

Watch the video presentation on West Haven YouTube.

“The health and safety of our residents is more important than ever this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Rossi said. “Hopefully this time next year, we can fully celebrate our tree lighting festivities on the Green.”

— MICHAEL P. WALSH, Public Relations Information Coordinator

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Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, joined by 10-year-old grandson Arthur Rossi and Santa Claus, heralds the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 5, with a surprise virtual lighting of the Christmas tree on the West Haven Green. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)


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