Jaymian Cintron from Donegan ES watches as volunteer Kaitlyn Squires, of the city Health Bureau, reaches high to hang the student’s paper ornament on the Mayor’s Tree.
4809 Marjorie Agosto from Donegan ES gets help from Santa Claus to hang her Christmas ornament.
4824 St. Anne School student Paige Lyden and Mayor Robert Donchez get a close-up look at the hand-colored and laminated holiday season decorations on the Mayor’s Christmas tree.
Children gather around the decorated tree for a sing-along at the conclusion of the annual event.
Ava Chamorro and her classmates from St. Anne School say grace before eating their lunch provided by ShopRite of Bethlehem.
Summer Stengel savors a cupcake with Christmas-colored sprinkles baked by the Bethlehem Area School District Vo-Tech students.
4777 Santa Claus signs a book for Donegan’s Evan Stitt. The Christmas book was from the Cops and Kids free book table for children attending the event. Mrs. Claus also signs books in the background.
Donegan’s Zoaire Still gets a star painted on her face by Kate Corvina, a volunteer from Cops and Kids.
Mayor Robert Donchez welcomes Donegan student Favian Marceno to the city hall Rotunda, where the mayor’s tree decorating program was held partly indoors due to the cold weather.
Mayor Robert Donchez thanks Beverly Bradley, president of the Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program, for her coordination and sponsorship of the annual event.
PRESS PHOTOS BY TIM GILMANSanta Claus welcomes students from Donegan ES and St. Anne School to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at city hall. More photos on page A2.
4717 Trumpet players Emily Masters, Graydon Wascura and Grant Sedlock from the Liberty HS’s Grenadier Band play during the ceremony in the Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda.