Every December, the Hopewell Township Parks & Recreation Department hosts an annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony to celebrate our community spirit. The event is held on the front lawn of the Hopewell Township Municipal Building where a white pine tree is adorned with over 2,000 lights. Each year, the Recreation Advisory Committee asks a group that has had a significant impact in the community to be the Guests of Honor to help light the tree during the ceremony.
This year, the Recreation Advisory Committee has chosen the Hopewell Valley Arts Council and artists of the Stampede to be their Guests of Honor and take part in helping to light the Community Tree. The Stampede certainly had a positive impact on our community this year, and they would like to recognize the Arts Council and Artists for all of their hard work.
“Through your efforts, you created a “Stampede” of residents who were excited about the Oxen. Some made it a goal to visit each and every one and many stopped to take family photos with the Oxen. You created such positive energy with this project and we would like members of the Arts Council and as many artists who would like to come, be a part of our annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony.”
The Hopewell Vally Arts Council board of trustees will be present, and we’d be thrilled if you’d join us. The event is scheduled for Monday, December 8th at 6pm. There is a brief welcome, singing youth music groups, and recognition of the Guests of Honor and the lighting of the Community Tree. The 20-30 minute ceremony concludes with light refreshments in the lobby of the municipal building. We will be selling copies of the Stampede book at the reception.
The Hopewell Township Municipal Building is located at 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560.
The Police Benevolent Association is collecting canned goods for their annual food drive, and there is a Toys for Tots dropoff as well. Come and join the fun, and help members of the community in need.