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Local Support Brings Holiday Cheer to Chatham

Girl Scouts Meredith Varley, Selena Bahl, Meredith Abbott, Manaal Qureshi and Rhea Agarwal decorated the tree with well wishes Credits: Chatham Community Services

Due to generous donations, the gazebo at Reasoner Park is decked for the holidays!

The tree, a 10-foot Douglas Fir, was donated by Chatham Jaycees’ 49th annual Christmas Tree Sale. Trees, wreaths and garland are available at the corner of Main Street and Brooklake Road until December 24th, or until all trees are sold. All proceeds benefit a variety of local civic and charitable organizations.

Jeff Davis, his daughter Amanda Zalis and her husband Jeff, owners of Specialized Auto Craft, funded the festive decorations for both the tree and the gazebo. This is Jeff’s 29th year spreading holiday cheer at Reasoner Park!

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The Northern New Jersey Girl Scout Service Unit provided the finishing touches by customizing the tree with Chatham well wishes. Each wish was handwritten by the scouts and lovingly placed on the tree. Wishes included “World peace to have everyone working together,” “I wish for everyone to be kind to each other” and “to keep Chatham Police and Firemen safe.”

Residents and businesses alike can help make Chatham merry and bright by contributing to the MyChathamNJ Advisory Committee of the Mayor & Council. Contact Janice Piccolo, Director of Community Services at 973-635- 0674 x 200 or by email at

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