On Saturday, December 4, 2021 we held our annual Great River Community Christmas Tree Lighting event. A large crowd gathered for the festivities. While listening to holiday music and the East Islip Middle School Chorus caroling, the community members all enjoyed drinking eggnog, hot cider and hot cocoa while snacking on cookies, candy canes, fresh popped popcorn and s'mores.
Santa arrived on the Firetruck as there was no snow. He talked to the children and posed for pictures. Marshall, the fire dog, was on hand to help direct traffic.
We would like to thank the Great River Committee Members for all their efforts, the Great River Fire Department for assisting Santa with his travels and the East Islip Middle School Chorus for the wonderful caroling.
Below are some photos that were taken during the festivities. If you have any photos of your family that you would like to share on the site, please email us.