Frosty the Snowman helps light the Christmas tree on Stepney Green

Holiday music and stories filled the air on Stepney Green Saturday night with the help of the Just Voice Singers, as well as the late President James and his wife Elizabeth Monroe’s rendition of “’Twas the night before Christmas”.

The arrival of Frosty the Snowman on a Stepney fire truck was a favorite of the Save Our Stepney Task Force’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Shortly after, Frosty led the countdown of the tree lighting.

First Selectman Terry Rooney greeted the crowd at the beginning of the ceremony.

The Task Force played a game of town trivia with six young volunteers who received gifts, and Monroe Boy Scout Troop 62 served fresh made donuts to all in attendance.

The Rev. Kevin Merritt, senior pastor of Stepney Baptist Church, encouraged everyone to step inside the church to sing carols and indulge in refreshments following the tree lighting.

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  1. Slight correction regarding the President and his wife. Last year President James and his wife Elizabeth Monroe’s rendition of “’Twas the night before Christmas” because it was an appropriate period writing from the year before our town was founded.
    This year a short speech was given by the President called ‘Voices Heard’ imploring residents to get in involved in supporting our town in any way possible. As a minimum it was a call to vote, but it also pointed out opportunities on Town Boards and Commissions, as well as the various volunteer organizations that make Monroe great!
    (a transcript of speech is available)

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