Bethlehem Press

Monday, April 23, 2018
PRESS PHOTOS BY TRACY RICEFountain Hill’s new Christmas Tree is all lit up. The old tree had become too large for Public Works to maintain. PRESS PHOTOS BY TRACY RICEFountain Hill’s new Christmas Tree is all lit up. The old tree had become too large for Public Works to maintain.
Mr. & Mrs. Claus arrive and get ready to greet youngsters in the crowd. Mr. & Mrs. Claus arrive and get ready to greet youngsters in the crowd.
Mayor-elect Carolee Gifford offers a few words about the cleanup of the Tinsley-Jeter Triangle and the wonderful turnout for the tree lighting. Mayor-elect Carolee Gifford offers a few words about the cleanup of the Tinsley-Jeter Triangle and the wonderful turnout for the tree lighting.
Desmond Kale has the honor of lighting the Christmas tree. With Kale are Fountain Hill Council President Larry Rapp, the Reverand Robert Potts and Anthony Branco. Desmond Kale has the honor of lighting the Christmas tree. With Kale are Fountain Hill Council President Larry Rapp, the Reverand Robert Potts and Anthony Branco.
Members of Girl Scout Troop 82048 of Fountain Hill sing “Where is Santa?”. Members of Girl Scout Troop 82048 of Fountain Hill sing “Where is Santa?”.
Ornaments for the new tree have been made by Fountain Hill ES students. Ornaments for the new tree have been made by Fountain Hill ES students.
Broughal MS Band performs some Christmas songs for the borough gathering. Broughal MS Band performs some Christmas songs for the borough gathering.

Fountain Hill initiates new tree

Monday, December 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

By Tracy Rice

Special to the Bethlehem Press

The Fountain Hill Tree Lighting took place Dec. 3 at the Tinsley-Jeter Triangle. This year’s tree is much smaller because the old one had become too large to maintain where it was located. The ornaments on the tree were made by Fountain Hill ES students. The Broughal MS Band provided a selection of music and Girl Scout Troop 82048 provided the song, “Where is Santa?” Larry Rapp, council president, was master of ceremony and the Reverend Robert Potts from St. Ursula’s Church gave the invocation. Desmond Kale was the honored student to flip the switch to light the tree. Mayor-elect, Carolee Gifford, said a few words to welcome everyone for attending the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived and escorted everyone to the new facility for Epic Church two blocks from the triangle. Refreshments and snacks were provided by the Epic Church this year and members of the American Legion Post 406 were there to provide special treats for all the kids.