Egg Harbor City to Honor Bruce Lehneis at Tree Lighting Ceremony

The ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 1.

Egg Harbor City is using money it raised during its inaugural Taste of the Town in the spring to honor a beloved, deceased resident and business owner.

The Greater Egg Harbor City Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. in front of the Atlantic County Library System's Rose Mohr Learning Center at 134 Philadelphia Avenue in Egg Harbor City, the Chamber of Commerce announced in a prepared release.

In addition to the lighting, the Chamber will dedicate "Bruce's Lights," a set of 10 new lighted snowflakes in honor of Bruce Lehneis, who died in 2005, the Chamber said. The lights are set up on the 300 block of Philadelphia Avenue, and are paid for with funds raised by the city during its inaugural Taste of the Town, held last April, according to the Chamber.

Before he died, Lehneis requested donations be made to the Chamber for lights on the 100 and 200 blocks of Philadelphia Avenue, which had recently undergone a multi-million dollar streetscape improvement project, according to the Chamber.

Bruce's wife, Melanie, will be on hand to flip the switch to light the trees and the avenue, according to the Chamber. She is scheduled to be joined by Miss Atlantic County Lindsey Giannini and Egg Harbor City’s Little Miss and Mister, and Miss Latina.

The Cedar Creek High School Brass Ensemble and Choir will perform, and Simply Sweet Cupcakes and Mario's Uptown Grill and Pizzeria will provide refreshments. Santa Clause will arrive on a fire truck and distribute presents for the children in attendace, according to the Chamber.

For more information, visit www.greatereggchamber.com.


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