LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rabbi David Vaisberg of Temple B’nai Abraham led Livingston residents in lighting the menorah candles at the Camuso Holiday Display in celebration of the Festival of Lights earlier this week.
Among the many families who joined Vaisberg in prayer and song were Livingston Mayor Al Anthony, members of the township council and their families.
“I’m so grateful for being the mayor of such an inclusive town that respects all religions and cultures, where we can come together at the community center, or town hall, or tonight at the beautiful Camuso display and sing songs and celebrate,” said Anthony. “If you haven't had a chance to visit Camuso, I highly recommend it. It's a dazzling array of lights and holiday figures that will make you smile. Bring the whole family before it's taken down for the season.”
Family fun at the Camuso continues through Dec. 31. The display, located at the Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive, across from 357 South Livingston Avenue, is open daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“This is a community event, and we want every group in town to feel welcome to participate,” said Chief Camuso Elf Tom Cooney. “So come out and help celebrate this Livingston tradition with us.”
The Camuso Holiday Display Committee meets year-round to plan and execute improvements to the display. Fundraising efforts for continued repairs and upgrades to the display are ongoing.
This year, the committee is selling Christmas Trees or Chanukah Dreidels for $20 each throughout December to be placed around the display with the donor’s name or holiday wish. The personalized keepsakes will be handed back to the owners after the display is taken down in January.