Bronxville Hometown Holiday: It Takes a Village

Numerous Chamber and community members contributed to the success of Bronxville Hometown Holiday--the holiday festivities that the Chamber organized in partnership with the Bronxville School PTA. Thanks go to our event sponsors: NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville Auto Collision, Paws and Play Pet Resort, Admiral Real Estate Services, and Mrs. Morgan's Flower Shop for sponsoring the event; to Admiral Real Estate Services for donating the vacant store for Santa's Workshop; to Bow Tie Cinemas, The Flower Shop of Tryforos and Pernice, Value Drugs, and Mrs. Morgan's Flower Shop for loaning us props; to the various gents who donned the red suit and white beard--Tim McGrath of Fred McGrath Funeral Home, Dan MacDonald of MDIC, Judge George McKinnis, and Joe Donaldson, the local school gym teacher; to Andy MacMillan for reprising his role as Frosty the Snowman; to the Village of Tuckahoe for loaning us use of their trolley; to the Village of Bronxville for the police escorts and supporting all facets of this program; to theBronxville Diner and Lange's Deli for providing refreshments at Santa's Workshop; to Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, Bronxville Running Company, Bronxville Diner, SilverSpoon, Candy Rox, Soccer and Rugby Imports, Lange's Deli, Pete's Park Place Tavern, and Bronxville Real Estate for participating in the window-decorating contest; to the Bronxville Middle School Choristers, led by instructor Pam Simpson, for performing at the tree-lighting event; and, last but not least, to Michele MacMillan of Paws and Play Pet Resort, Tammi Kane, Bob Krause of Mrs. Morgan's Flower Shop, Barbara Amar of SilverSpoon, and the Bronxville High School Life Skills students and teachers for transforming an empty store into the North Pole. 

Of importance: All the above was provided as donated time, goods, or funds. It takes a village!

Love the marketing materials? They were created by Rosemary Campion of Blackbird Creative Services, who toiled nights and weekends to help keep us on course!

Bronxville Real Estate posted on Facebook that they were delighted to have had the Bronxville High School Creative Writing Club contribute to their holiday window. “In particular, we LOVE the quote by Freya Stark, ‘Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.’”

Did you enjoy this event? One Chamber member who attended admitted to getting a little teary-eyed when Frosty got off the trolley! Send us your comments too! And stay tuned for pictures.