December 2, 2007

San Leandro Lights Tree, Greets Santa

Kids decorated cookies with frosting and sprinkles, drank hot chocolate, and created ornaments while Girl Scouts handed out bags with energy-efficient flourescent light bulbs as hundreds gathered to watch the City of San Leandro's tree lighting on a chilly November 30, 2007.

After Mayor Tony Santos welcomed the crowd and introduced the City Council, the St. Felicitas Catholic School Choir peformed a number of Christmas carols for the crowd. The winners of the Gingerbread House contest were announced and were given awards by Mayor Santos and Councilmember Bill Stephens.

A gingerbread replica of St. Leanders ChurchGingerbread contest entriesGingerbread contest entries

The winners were:

  • Mommy & Me Category: Lily and Mom Nicole Flaner

  • 3-8 year-old Category: Gabriel Riley

  • 9-12 year-old Category: Athina Delacruz

  • Traditional Adult Category: Peter Cleveland

  • Nontraditional Aduly Category: Patricia Millar

  • Group Category: Brownie Troop #306 led by Leslie Pestana

After the DC Dancers performed a few numbers, the very tall Christmas tree was lit to the delight of the crowd.

San Leandro Tree Lighting 2007

Soon after, Santa Claus arrived on an antique fire engine and sat down to hear what the excited children wanted on Christmas morning.

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