Hurricane Sandy did major damage, but Babylon Village will not lose its holiday cheer due to the storm this season. The village plans to go forward with all 2012 holiday festivities.
The move was first announced at Tuesday evening's village board meeting by Mayor Ralph Scordino, who said it was a time to band together and set an example for our youngest citizens. Scordino and the village also posted his thoughts on the village's website on Wednesday.
"It is important for us to move forward and continue with our activities... I think it is very important for our children to see that life goes on," Scordino told those in attendance on Tuesday.
Scordino said during the meeting many residents asked whether village-sponsored holiday events such as the tree lighting might be cancelled because so many lost so much.
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"I have discussed this issue with the board and other community members and feel that it is important for us to move forward and continue with our activities," he said. "We are cleaning up and rebuilding and we need some normalcy and festivity in our lives."
Scordino noted other organizations throughout the community had yet to make up there minds, but the Village Beautification Society lamppost decorating on November 25th, Chamber of Commerce's Old Fashioned Night of Shopping and Conklin House festivities on November 30th tree lighting on December 2nd were all still on as planned.
"Babylon Village proved that we can all band together and help our neighbors during a crisis," said Scordino. "We need to band together for something festive as well."