Many residents look forward to their town’s Christmas decorations each year. A stroll down a main street adorned with lights and colors is an easy way to get into the holiday spirit.
Those lights can just seem to appear overnight, but a person — usually someone who’s passionate about his or her municipality — has to install those lights.
The task of decorating Bellefonte usually fell to Robert Dorman, a Howard resident and borough electrician who “lit up the town,” Councilwoman Renee Brown said.
“Bob always helped with Christmas,” Brown said. “He always did the trees while the Bellefonte Victorian Christmas committee decorated the poles.”
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Dorman and his bucket truck were always helpful, she said. He worked for the borough for 26 years and made sure there was electricity at every event in Bellefonte.
Unfortunately, Dorman had been battling cancer, she said. He died Nov. 9 at age 58.
So, this year, the Bellefonte tree-lighting ceremony — at 6 p.m. Tuesday — will be in Dorman’s honor, Brown said.
“I’m sure my husband would be tickled,” Lori Dorman said. “He was all about Christmas.”
Mayor Thomas Wilson is expected to speak during the ceremony on the Diamond by the courthouse, where Christmas carols will be sung.
Senior banquet to be held
The senior citizens of Spring Township are welcome to a Christmas banquet hosted by the Rotary Club of Pleasant Gap.
The banquet is open to anyone age 62 or older and will be held Dec. 4 at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology in Pleasant Gap, according to a release by the club. In addition to the banquet, there will be entertainment and a bag of fruit available to all who attend.
Anyone wishing to attend is asked to call 359-2832.