GREEN BROOK, NJ - For the 71st time, Green Brook firefighters met on Dec. 8 to assemble and raise their Christmas Star, and it was lit on Sunday.  “Our star is officially lit for the 2019 holiday season!” Green Brook Volunteer Fire Company posted on Sunday night.

This long-time holiday tradition originally began back in 1948 with a star built out of wood. The star received an upgrade to metal in 1959 and remains the star that you see today. This massive star contains just over 130 LED light bulbs and is raised behind Firehouse #2 next to Washington Rock State Park. The star will shine thorough Jan. 15.

“Thank you to everyone who turned out to the Green Brook PBA Local #398 & Green Brook Fire Dept's Breakfast with Santa! ,” they posted. “Santa will make a return to Green Brook next Saturday, Dec. 21 and will get a tour of the town with the Fire Department! Listen for the horns and sirens and come greet Santa at the street for a picture and a treat.”

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