Doug Cashmere, Ace Hardware & Hearth
In true Pasadena Style I am proud to say that this year’s Christmas Tree lighting was a huge success with over one thousand people in attendance. The event has always been one of the highlights of the year for everyone involved with the Pasadena Businesses Association. It’s about the kids is the overwhelming theme of the event. And the kids had a wonderful time this year thanks to: DJ Marcus spinning a mix of Holiday and Popular Music, Photos with Santa Claus taken by Mojo Creative Digital, cookies from Two Rivers Restaurant and Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille, Hot Chocolate from The Green Turtle, Ice Cream from Bruster’s, Free State Photo Booths by Katrina Williams, games for the kids sponsored by Ace Hardware, face painting by Welcome to Neverland, games by Macaroni Kid, Buses by Atlantic Coast Charters, portable heaters by Bay Country Rentals, games from Marco Pizza and Calvert Veterinary. Arundel Federal Savings Bank provides the electricity for the tree. With an event like this we could not make it happen without the countless hours of help from the members of the PBA: Sandi Parrish, Linda Loane, Larry Sells, Scott Ellis, Angela Balsamo, Paulette Morris , Brian Conrad , John Thomas, Mike Jacobs, Gina Cook, Lisa Hart, Dick Parrish, Dave Rosage , John Williams, Ruth Toomey , and Hayley Gable – Bowerman . We always have special help decorating the tree from Gable Signs. And a big thanks goes out to Lake Shore Fire Department, Rivera Beach Fire Department, Russell Schlick Ladder Truck and the Anne Arundel Police reserve Officers and Eastern District especially Corporal Bellis. Thanks to Nic Kipke and his Family for lighting the Tree. Thanks to The Pasadena Community for another great Tree Lighting!!!
The Pasadena Business Association wants to thank Ace Hardware & Hearth, Lake Shore Plaza for all of the help with the tree lighting ceremony. They not only help coordinate the entire evening, the employees set up for the event, work the event, and clean up after the event. They are a great group to work with and I personally want to say thanks to Doug, Scott and everyone at Ace Hardware who helped make this night so special.