Buffalo – As the holidays draw near, and people get ready for sales, eggnog and Santa, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes is hosting the 1st Annual “Tis the Season.. to be Jolly” Tree Lighting Ceremony in MLK Park on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 3pm. This is a great opportunity for families to draw near and enjoy the holiday spirit.
Assemblywoman Peoples-Stokes invites the community, especially the children to enjoy hot cocoa, the sounds of a few local choirs singing holiday songs and watch the lighting of the Christmas tree, adding a glow of love and warmth to MLK Park. In addition, she is requesting that people bring an unwrapped toy that will be donated as part of our “A Mission for the City” toy drive. We hope that we can donate many toys to deserving children and families at the Cornerstone Manor and the City Mission.
An event like this is special in so many ways. It brings the community together to celebrate the holidays, in the spirit of peace and love. It will be a joy to see their faces light up just like the Christmas tree. It also highlights the benefits of partnership between community groups such as Schictel’s Nursery, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and my office to bring wonderful events to the community that bring good cheer and offer a family friendly holiday event. The park is well on its way to returning to its former glory because of the investments from the State, the Parks Conservancy and local donors to revitalize its beauty for all to see and enjoy. Peoples-Stokes said, “When the wading pool turns into the seasonal ice skating rink, we hope that the Tree Lighting Ceremony and skating in the park will be enjoyed for years to come by the entire community peacefully in a beautiful park on the eastside of Buffalo,” stated Assemblywoman Peoples-Stokes. We would like to thank the R & P Oak Hill Development, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Masten District Councilman Demone A. Smith, Men in White Choir, Rev. G. Michael Tydus of Walls Memorial AME Zion Church and Rev. Darius Pridgen of True Bethel Baptist Church.
If you have any questions on this or a legislative matter, please call the district office at 716.897.9714.