Ken Della Rocco was as excited as a little kid when he pulled the switch lighting the tree at the Bartlett Arboretum .
This is great, he exclaimed. We should do this every night.
Della Rocca, the arboretums president, and more than 150 friends and supporters of the Bartlett gathered Friday night to drink hot chocolate, sing carols and help light the first annual Christmas tree.
We didnt really know what to expect but couldnt be more pleased with the turnout, said Bartlett Special Projects Coordinator Barbara Rossi.
The tree lighting is the first of many holiday events scheduled at the arboretum. For more information, visit the Bartlett's website at or call Barbara Rossi at (203) 322 6971.
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