Festival of Lights in Pleasant Valley (Aired On November 24 & 25, 2018)

Many of the hamlets and villages in the Mid-Hudson region celebrate the
holidays with a parade and a visit from Santa Claus, but few combine the parade
with a full-day community event like the Festival of Lights in Pleasant Valley. For
this RadioRotary program, Sandy Coe, Director of the Recreation Department in
Pleasant Valley and volunteer Mary Albrecht tell all about the event, one that
brings together community groups including—but not limited to—Pleasant Valley
Rotary and Lions clubs, the local fire department, the library, the churches of the
hamlet, the town government, Boy Scouts, the Arlington High sports teams, the
Historical Society, and local merchants. It starts at 8:00 a.m. with a pancake
breakfast and ends with the big parade, starting at 6:30 p.m. Food is available
all day from cookie sale, chili cook off, various food trucks, and hot chocolate.
Visitors can purchase a wristband that enables discounts and freebies at most
local businesses. There will be music and dramatic readings related to the
season all day. Not only can visitors be photographed with Santa, there is even
a chance to have a pet photographed with St. Nick. Listen to the program for all
the ways this community comes together for a very special day.

Learn more:
Pleasant Valley Festival of Lights: https://www.pvfol.com/
Pleasant Valley Recreation Department Activities: http://www.pvrec.com/info/default.aspx
Pleasant Valley Rotary: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50045/clubinfo/pleasant-valley

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November 29, 2018 · Posted in Events