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Sachem North To Host Festival of Trees and Lights

This weekend highlights student work, local philanthropy and school spirit.

The Sachem North Father’s Club will play host to this year's annual Festival of Trees and Lights this coming weekend.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9. Admission to the event is as follows

  • General admission     $2
  • Student admission     $1
  • Children under 7       Free
  • Free admission to anyone who brings an unwrapped toy as a donation

Paid admission offers one free raffle ticket that can be used to vote for your favorite tree and to win a gift basket. The winning tree will be donated to a local hospital.

The Festival of Trees and Lights showcases decorations designed and created by student clubs and organizations, such as trees, wreathes, gingerbread houses and garlands.

The event is student driven and will raise money for student groups, student scholarships and local charities, such as the Sachem North Food Pantry, the Cleary School for the Deaf, the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation and Strike Out Diabetes. This year, funds will also be donated to victims of Superstorm Sandy and the Sachem community. 

According to a release from the school, "there will be local craft vendors and live entertainment. Sponsors and participants will be recognized on the Father’s Club website, in the Scholarship Newsletter, and in the “Connections” newsletter."

For more information, or to make a donation, please contact Mr. Jose Cruz, Assistant Principal, at 631-471-1400 ext. 5530. And don't forget, if you attend, take pictures and send them to Sachem Patch at matthew.mcgevna@patch.com

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