Light Up The Holidays 2022

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LightTheUpHolidays 2022 Saturday, Dec. 10th • 4:30-8:00 pm Sunday, Dec. 11th • 5:00-7:00 pm Dalton, MA Sponsored by: DALTON CIVIC ARTS COMMITTEE
The Berkshire Eagle | BerkshireEagle.com Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | Light Up the Holidays 2022 2 A. C. Wo o d Contrac ting, Inc. 413 499 9905 ac woodcontrac ting.com Construc tion • Additions • Dr y wall • New Homes • Roofing Fully Licensed & Insured HIC# 160985 CSL# 97065 “You w ill be mi ssed Todd” Merr y Christmas and H appy New Year ~ ~

Proud to be a founding sponsor. Happy Holidays from the Kelly family. We’re unique in that we use our large space to bring you the larges t colle c tion of quali t y wine, spiri t s and be er in a comfor table, f riendly environment . We are YOUR communi t y shopping ex perience, local family owne d and s trong suppor ters of YOUR communi t y. Shop wi th us and your dollars s tay local.

Voted Best Liquor Store in the Berkshire 2022! Since 1951, four generations of the Kellys have provided the Berkshires with unparalleled, oldfashioned, hands-on customer service. There’s a reason we’ve been around for 71 years.

to the hundreds of volunteers who, for 26 years, have showcased Dalton’s hospitalit y during the Light Up The Holidays Santa Claus Parade. E specially the Dalton Fire Dep t , Dalton Police, Dalton Cub Scout & Boy Scouts, Music Dep t ’s of C .B.R . S .D. , L .P. Adams Co. , The Dalton C .R . A . , and The S tationar y Fac tor y. Please suppor t the Grow Dalton Group, an independent organization of volunteers with the common goal of enhancing the qualit y of life in our communit y.

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The Berkshire Eagle | BerkshireEagle.com Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | Light Up the Holidays 2022 4 4 13.684 .0925 50 D epot S t . Dal ton, MA . 012 26 hillengineers .com 100 Holiday Cottage Rd., Dalton, MA | 413-684-0444 All Christmas Trees Are $55 Each! Self Serve Is Open Daily. Help available with your tree on Saturdays (10-4) & Sundays (12-4) Maple Syrup makes a wonderful gift! Thank you to all our customers and wishing all a happy holiday and a Happy New Year! In memor y of Todd Walton 110 E ast Housatonic St., Dalton • 413-68 4 -5055 • www.DaltonAutoE xpress .com GROW DALTON presents Light Up the Holidays 2022 We are proud to be dedicating this year’s “Light up the Holidays 2022” in memory of Todd Walton who helped make this event a success every year. Santa has a special place in his heart for Todd.
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Events: December 10, 2022 (Sat)
Up the Holiday parade from 4:30PM-8PM
other events below) December 11, 2022 (Sun) Santa, Fire and Police Vehicle (s) to drive by neighborhoods (5-7PM). Route will be posted on the CRA Website

Light Up the Holidays 2022

Depot Street 5-5:45PM

Santa’s parade starts here!

Follow Santa and his Elves on his sleigh

CBRSD Music

Dewey’s Public House - open for dinner

Sweet Pea – ice cream samples

Main Street East

Santa’s parade continues!

Dalton Methodist Church - Food, drink & music

Angelina’s & Juice N’ Java - Food and hot chocolate

Portavia - open for dinner

Zinky’s – open for dinner

Kelly’s Package Store – wine tasting

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Also at Kelly’s:

Shire Breu-Hous - beer tasting Portavia & Zinky’s providing food samples

CBRSD Music

Upper Main Street 7-7:45PM

Santa’s parade continues!

Dalton Fire Department at Dwyer Funeral Home - Hot Dogs

First Congregational Church

6PM Bell Ringing & Christmas Music By Wahconah Choir and Guitar students plus hot chocolate

Dalton Youth Center – will have arts & crafts (pre-school - 5th grade) and refreshments

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Light Up the Holidays 2022

St. Agnes Church

Christmas Songs from Dan & Chris

Dalton Library - Children’s crafts and popcorn. Nessacus Band Music

Mill & Main @ CRA Campus (Kittredge House) - Balloon Artist by Ben Wibby and kids activities

Pittsfield Co-Op Bank – home-made goodies from the sta outside CBRSD Music

The ARCH / Rose Quartz Spatique – open for holiday shopping

BEK Land Surveying (Curtis Ave.) - Food and refreshments

Hot Harry’s – $2 tacos

Berkshire AHEC, Inc. – Children’s gift bags

WRHS Art Display at Union Block Bakery

The Dalton Restaurant – Hot food outside and open for dinner

At the CRA

CRA Athletic Hall of Fame

6PM - Dalton Ballet Studio - performance Outside the CRA

CBRSD Music

Santa’s parade arrives around 8PM

Combined middle & high school bands perform together as Santa lights the tree.

Shuttle Bus is available between Depot Street and the CRA, sponsored by the DALTON Council on Aging BRTA 5-8PM Central Berkshire Regional Public Schools will provide art, instrumental and vocal music along the parade route.

Light Up the Holidays Parade

Dea r Neig hbor, On beha l f of the Da lton Civ ic A r ts Com m ittee, we a re del ig hted to br i ng you the t went y si xth “Lig ht Up the Hol idays Pa rade” . Th is specia l event wou ld not be possible w ithout the cou ntless volu n teers that have donated thei r ti me, ta lent, a nd trea su re, for that we a re most g ratef u l Th is pa rade is t y pica l ly ded icated to each of you, ou r com mu n it y. However, at ver y specia l mo ments w ith i n ou r com mu n it y we fi nd ou rselves ca l led to honor one i nd iv idua l. Th is yea r, 2 022

i s that ti me. With a heav y hea r t, yet one f u l l of ad m i ration a nd g ratit ude, we a re memor ia l i zi ng th is yea r ’ s pa rade i n honor of Todd Wa lton. Todd had been an instr umental part of the suc cess of the parade year over year. He did this in his quiet unassuming way. A memor y that we hope will bring joy to the hearts of his wife Melinda and his two children Quinn and Zander is that of seeing this loving family celebrating the Light Up The Holidays by leading the parade as they pulled Santa’s float down the Main Street of Dalton, Massachusetts.

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7 Light Up the Holidays 2022 | Wednesday, December 7, 2022 The Berkshire Eagle | BerkshireEagle.com The Studley Press Happy Holidays from our crew to yours! thank you Todd 413 .659.6299 ® Wishing everyone  1 0 ❅ ❆ 1 S More shows to catch in 2022: The Krishna Guthrie Band • Dec. 8 The BrokenHearted • Dec. 9 Popa Chubby • Dec. 10 Look for exciting performances in 2023 including: Jorma Kaukonen • Mar. 1 Molly Hatchet • Mar.18 ❅  0 ❅ 0 a wonderful holiday s e ason f illed with Peace,L ight and the joy of Music throughout the year. 1 1 ❅  1 ❆ ❅ ❅ 0 0 ❅ 0 0 ❅ 0 0 ❅ ❅ 0 ❆ 0 ❆  1 1 Forever grateful for the meaningful impact Todd has had on our community. daltoncra org
The Berkshire Eagle | BerkshireEagle.com Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | Light Up the Holidays 2022 8 Remembering Todd Walton...a great friend to the community Photos: Tricia McCormack Faith Instills Life Lessons at R ec omme nded for reac c reditation by the New England A ssociation of S chools & C ol leges V oted by Be rk shire Eagle reade rs a s Best P rivate S chool in the Berk sh ires Happy Holidays from L P Adams 4 84 Housatonic St ., Dalton, MA Mon.-Fri. 6-5, Sat . 6-1 TEL : (413) 684 0025 • FAX : (413) 684 0 42 7 www.lpadams .com L .P. A dams C o., Inc . would like to thank our employe e s and cus tomers for the long s tanding ser vic e, de dication and busine s s . In loving memor y to one of our own Todd Wal ton. He w ill forever be misse d. BerkshireUnitedWay.org 200 South Street, Pittsfield | (413) 442-6948 Happy Holidays From the staff, board and volunteers at
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When did Christmas lights become so popular?

Holiday lights are now every where come the holiday season. Private homeowners tend to hang the holiday lights outside their homes around Thanksgiv ing weekend and keep them up through New Year’s Day. Though it might seem like a tradition without a deep history, decorat ing a Christmas tree with electric lights can be traced all the way back to the nineteenth century. In 1882, Edward Johnson, who was a friend and colleague of the man who invented light bulbs, Thomas Edison, replaced candles, which had traditionally been used to briefly light Christmas trees, with light bulbs. But at the time of Johnson’s innovation, the high cost and relative infancy of light bulbs ensured the idea did not catch on. And though United States President Grover

Cleveland used electric lights to illuminate a Christmas tree in the White House in 1895, it would be another eight years before Gen eral Electric would begin selling Christmas light kits. Those kits cost $12 in 1903, which equates to several hundred dollars today. The first outdoor Christmas light shows started to become popular in the 1920s, and this is the same time when commercial sales of Christmas lights picked up. In the 1960s, GE’s decision to begin manufacturing Christmas lights overseas helped reduce the price of outdoor lights even further, thus paving the way for the tradi tion of decorating home exteriors with string lights during the hol iday season to take a firm hold. And that tradition remains wildly popular today.

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Lights on a Christmas tree may seem like a relatively recent phenomenon, but people who can’t wait to deck the halls each December may be surprised to learn that this beloved tradition dates all the way back to the late nineteenth century. Edward Johnson, a friend and colleague of Thomas Edison, introduced holiday light bulbs in 1882. Prior to that, candles were lit on trees and families would briefly gaze at this awe-inspiring bit of holiday decor before the candles were quickly extinguished. Johnson is credited with being the first to suggest light bulbs, which were invented by his friend Edison, be used to light trees in place of candles. While many were impressed by John son’s eight-bulb holiday display, it remained a novelty until the 1920s, when preassembled lights became more accessible. Since then, Christmas tree lights have taken hold as a must-have piece of holiday decor in households across the globe.

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Sir Winston Churchill The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank is proud to honor Todd Walton

We want to say “Thank

…to this amazing communit y where we live and work . You have stood by us in the most difficult time. Todd of ten was quietly giving. He helped food pantries, strung holiday lights, and gave a smile to anyone who needed it that day. Today, and ever y day, we strive to keep Todd ’s legacy alive by doing something good for others .

This holiday season, we hope that you will pay it for ward, lend a hand, share a smile, and do something nice … just because!

The entire Walton and LP Adams family thanks you and wish you continued good health this season and all year long.

The Berkshire Eagle | BerkshireEagle.com Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | Light Up the Holidays 2022 16 4 84 Housatonic St ., Dalton, MA • Mon.-Fri. 6-5, Sat . 6-1 TEL : (413) 684 0025 • FA X : (413) 684 0 42 7 • www.lpadams .com
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