Firefighters offered public refreshments at annual holiday celebration.
This year, members of Springfield Fire Department FMBA Local 57 continued their annual tradition handing out hot chocolate and doughnuts at the township's annual tree lighting. Thanks go out to Springfield Fire Chief James Sanford for providing the photo.
Earlier start time and additional attractions for this year’s holiday ceremony.
Santa is again coming to Springfield. And this year, he’s bringing a bag stuffed with new attractions. The annual municipal tree lighting ceremony, set for Sunday, Dec. 2, will feature its traditional mainstays of lighting the tree, a dramatic Santa appearance and children singing holiday songs. But this year, the event has been supersized with new features, including a petting zoo, hayrides and more. “After last year, the office staff and I discussed all year about expanding the event a bit,” Springfield recreation director Mike Tennaro said in an email, adding that they were looking “to create a better community event for all to enjoy." The tree lighting will again be held outside town hall at Town Hall Lawn and North Trivett Avenue. In…