Farmingville gets festive for the holiday season

FARMINGVILLE, NY ( / — The holiday spirt brightly lights up Farmingville as residents volunteered to decorate their community over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

The Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce held its second-annual holiday lamppost decorating on Saturday. Terrific weather made the day even more enjoyable as families, friends, Sachem students, and local business owners picked up holiday decorations and headed to their assigned lampposts on Horseblock Road / Portion Road (County Route 16).

The chamber provided all the materials — garland, lights and red bows — to each group. The volunteers provided their festive spirit and hard work to transform Farmingville into a holiday wonderland for all to enjoy. Throughout the event, everyone followed COVID-19 health and safety guidance.

"I think it's important for all Chamber members as well as local business owners to lend a hand in bettering our local community, which in turn will help to promote the businesses in our area,” said Christina Lentini, owner of Christina Lentini State Farm Agency and a member of the Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce. “Today's event helped to bring some holiday cheer to Farmingville and brought people together in a special way during these uncertain times of 2020." 

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce President Michael Wentz added, "It brings great joy to see the community come together. We saw families and business owners that participated in last year's event and some new ones. We hope this event lifts the community's spirit and brings some holiday cheer to all who pass through Farmingville. However, this event would not be possible without the support of the local businesses that belong to the Chamber of Commerce."

Looking ahead of the chamber’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting, 15 students from the DECA chapter at Sachem High School East in Farmingville joined in the decorating event. They strung the lights on the holiday tree at Triangle Park, located at located at 841 Horseblock Road, next to Poolsmith.

Also joining the event were volunteers from Phoenix House in Lake Ronkonkoma and Sachem Public Library in Holbrook.

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The holiday tree will be lit Sunday, Dec. 13, at 4:45 p.m. However, the chamber said there will not be a formal event program this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents are welcome to watch as the tree is lit and everyone attending is asked to wear masks and practice social distancing, according to the chamber.

Save the date for the 2020 Farmingville tree lighting

A look back at the 2019 Farmingville tree lighting


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