Recycled Christmas trees fuel bonfire

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  • These young people pose in front of the bonfiire organized last Saturday evening by the Town of Tuxedo Recreation Department. From left to right, they are: Efthalia Maikisch, Jackson Brooks and Madison Tinger.

  • These youngsters toast marshmellows over an open fire last Saturday during a bonfire organized by the Town of Tuxedo Recreation Department. From left to right, they are: Natalie Welsh, Marian Welsh, Christopher Ahart and Jameson Brooks.

  • Tuxedo Town Supervisor Peter Dolan and Councilman Cliff Loncar and Gary Phelps take a break from loading recycled Christmas trees into the bonfire last Saturday.

  • Children skate at the rink adjacent to the Powerhouse property in the Town of Tuxedo last Saturday afternoon.

— Last Saturday the Town of Tuxedo held its first bonfire using recycled Christmas trees that the Town Highway Department picked up from town residents.

The event featured ice skating on a homemade rink, smaller camp fires for roasting marshmallows, hot chocolate and a mesmerizing fire fueled by retired Christmas trees.

Shari Brooks, the clerk to Town Supervisor Peter Dolan as well as the town’s recreation director, reported that the Tuxedo Park Fire Company, along with the Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps, stood by for safety reasons while members of the Fire Department and Town Council took turns loading the trees into the fire.

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