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The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum will shine like the brightest star in the galaxy when the switches are turned on for the December 14 Festival of Trees Reception.

The event will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and also once again serve as a fundraiser for ‚??Toys For Tots.‚?Ě The theme of this year‚??s festival is ‚??Green Christmas‚?Ě with an emphasis on sustainability, recycling and living green.

Tickets for the event are $20 each and feature food, beverages, including local wine donated by Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, Scott Township, and music by Jenkins and Wodyatt.

The event is being sponsored by the Delaware- Lackawanna Railroad, Citizens Savings Bank, and Penn Security Bank & Trust Company.

Lackawanna County will have two trees on display this year. One tree will showcase the ornaments collected by the County‚??s Community Relations Department from each municipality. The ARTS Engage! tree will feature ornaments created by children, K ‚?? 12, in the ARTS Engage! Program.

ARTS Engage! is a program sponsored by the County for at-risk youth to help build their self-esteem and create positive social skills.

Awards will be given for first, second, and third places as well as honorable mention and People‚??s Choice Award. Guests at the reception can cast their ballot for their favorite tree for $1 per vote.

General admission to the tree exhibit is $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens. On December 29, the museum will offer free admission in the spirit of the holiday season. The exhibit is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until December 31.
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