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JUNEAU - The Auke Bay Volunteer Firefighters will kick off the Christmas season by bringing back an old community tradition - the lighting of "the tree at the triangle" - at 4 p.m. Sunday at the DeHarts intersection at Auke Bay.
A long standing tradition, the lighting of the tree triangle has not been done in many years. The property behind the triangle was the old GHEA electrical authority, and they would assist in making the lighting of the tree possible. This was a neighborhood tradition, with fire apparatus showings, "flick the switch" suspense, and even a visit with Santa Clause for the children (just visit, no gifts). Sheet music would be available and folks would sing a few Christmas carols.
A few months ago, the Auke Bay Volunteer Fire Association discussed the possibility to bring back and continue the neighborhood tradition. New energy saving lights have been purchased, and AELP/IBEW helped with assisted the volunteers with hanging the new lights on the tree. Parking will be available at the Auke Bay harbor.
For more information, call Lt. Sven Pearson at 789-0124.