December 6, 2012
Hurricane Sandy was the reason for the annual Christmas tree lighting in Paramus to be moved from November 30 in Petruska Park to last night in a Paramus Borough Building…
The onslaught of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy felled the tree to be used for the tree lighting ceremony at Petrushka Park. Undaunted, Paramus crews worked together to establish a suitable tree at the Police Memorial Park and to have the festivities moved there within the complex. Mayor Rich L:aBarbiera thanked Diane Marichal and the various departments that worked feverishly to transfer activities within a two week span.
Present at the ceremony were First Lady MaryAnn LaBarbiera with her three sons, Councilmen Dennis Arslanian., Joe Lagana, Ralph Amato and Council people-elect Pat Verile and Donna Warburton plus Chief of Police Chris Brock along with his lovely wife Debbie and last, but by no means least, NJ Assemblywoman Connie Wagner.
Not mentioned in the ParamusPost article, a New Jersey Housewife was there!!
… and people were NOT pleased with their attendance!
NOTE: Sounds like a very last-minute activity for da Gorgas!
(Thanks to SH reader “KK”!!!)