The concert delights and uplifts a packed house each December with music, dance and spoken word celebrating "the reason for the season."
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Hundreds turned out to watch the Lion's Club Christmas Parade on Main Street Saturday afternoon and enjoy the bonfire on the riverfront that followed.
“It’s a reminder to everybody that religion in this country is open to all and government stays out of religion — that’s why we do a public ceremony," Temple Israel Rabbi Michael Rascoe said.
The event, organized and hosted by Truth Community Church, featured photos with Santa, Christmas carols sung by the Riverhead Middle School show choir, an outdoor fire, and cookies, doughnuts, chips and hot chocolate to fend off the cold.
Once the colorful lights on the four Norway spruce trees were lit, Santa and Mrs. Claus came to town aboard a Jamesport Fire Department engine.
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