Egg Harbor City

Chamber to dedicate new lights

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The Greater Egg Harbor City Chamber of Commerce kicks off the holiday shopping season with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in front of the Atlantic County Library Rose Mohr Learning Center, 134 Philadelphia Ave. Along with lighting the tree, the chamber will dedicate “Bruce’s Lights,” 10 new, lighted snowflakes that have been erected on the 300-block of Philadelphia Avenue.

The new decorations were purchased with the proceeds of the chamber’s International Taste of the Town event held last April, in memory of local businessman Bruce Lehneis.

Lehneis passed away in 2005, but left a legacy that residents of all ages will continue to enjoy for generations. He so loved the holidays that before he passed, he requested that donations be made to the chamber to purchase snowflake lights for the 100- and 200-blocks of Philadelphia Avenue, which had just completed a multimillion dollar streetscape improvement project. Reigning Miss Atlantic County Lindsey Giannini and Egg Harbor City’s Little Miss and Mister, and Miss Latina will help Lehneis’ widow, Melanie, flip the switch to light the tree and the avenue.

The event features music by the Cedar Creek High School Brass Ensemble and Choir.

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