To the editor,

Once again, the town of Yorktown had a phenomenal event for all the residents on Saturday, Dec. 3, proving that Yorktown is moving in a fantastic direction. The Christmas electric lights parade presented by the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department, Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department and the Mohegan Lake Volunteer Fire Department was absolutely a huge success.

The streets were lined with thousands of people, the floats were all incredible and the holiday spirit amongst everyone is what makes Yorktown such a fantastic town. As president of the Chamber of Commerce, I was so excited to see how many people came out for this event! Every restaurant, pizzeria and coffee house was packed! The lines were out the door the entire evening for all the restaurants! What a great way to promote our businesses in Yorktown and to have an event like this where everyone truly benefits, from the residences to the business owners.

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I was getting phone calls from people asking where they can go eat in Yorktown as they were waiting 45 minutes to an hour to get into any restaurant. The restaurant owners were ecstatic and the people in Yorktown had a great night. As president of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, I would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in making Yorktown a successful town.

There is one thing that can never be overlooked: the great kick-off party that Yorktown Auto Body did for this event. All types of food were served, from hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken to pretzels, hot chocolate and hot cider. All of this was a giveback donation to Yorktown from the owners of Yorktown Auto Body. I would just like to say thank you so very much for your generosity at this event!

Eric DiBartolo

President, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce