The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda "A night of synergy, community spirit and open house events, greeted those who came out for Westville Village’s annual holiday tree lighting. Those working behind the scenes to make it all happen, wouldn’t call themselves elves, but ….Switching on the holiday tree lights before an anticipation-filled, record crowd was the easy part of Westville Village Renaissance Alliance’s (WVRA) efforts to promote community and commerce last Friday evening. Much earlier in the day, the hard work of setting up the sizable, 20-foot Norwegian Spruce and stringing it with lights, proved a task worthy of a community effort. A small group of volunteers working with WVRA Executive Director Chris Heitmann had their hands full attempting to hoist the tree into a pre-dug hole at Westville’s public parking lot. More help was needed. Heitmann made an executive decision, callingacross the street to barber David Moore of Top Cuts Barber shop just entering with a couple of the day’s first customers. All were pressed into service, including this reporter (which is why there is no photograph of the Herculean effort)...Click HERE to see more pictures/video, comment, and read full article
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