Marquette Township, Michigan – December 1, 2014 – Santa’s coming to Marquette Township tomorrow night to throw the big switch and light the Township Christmas Tree in the annual Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Every Christmas tree is special, but this year’s Marquette Township Christmas Tree is extra special because it’s the first tree ever donated to the township by a township resident. Ken Ceckiewicz, a Vietnam Veteran, donated the 30-foot Blue Spruce that he actually planted more than 20 years ago.
Ceckiewicz’ Blue Spruce is now on display in front of the Westwood Mall near the mall sign. This morning, the tree was adorned with lights and a brand new star made by Luke Noordyk. Marquette Township’s official Christmas tree will be lit by Santa tomorrow night at the tree lighting ceremony that kicks off at 6 pm.
Township Supervisor Dennis Liimatta said the Grinch has been sighted around Marquette Township again, but we don’t need to worry because the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department will have deputies on hand tomorrow night to keep the township tree lighting ceremony safe.
Come on down to Marquette Township tomorrow and enjoy Christmas Carols sung by the Marquette Redmen Chorale, tractor-drawn hayrides, cookies and juice, and even pictures with Santa Claus himself inside the Westwood Mall. The festivities start at 6 pm in the mall parking lot by Applebee’s.