USAG Schinnen 2008 Tree Lighting Ceremony

By Sarah J. Schmidt, USAG Schinnen PAODecember 4, 2008

Members of USAG Schinnen's Youth Services Torch Club and Club Beyond provided refreshments during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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The AFNORTH International School Band from Brunssum, Netherlands, added to the festive spirit with several holiday tunes.
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The combined childrens choirs of Geilenkirchen Elementary (Geilenkirchen, Germany) and AFNORTH International (Brunssum, Netherlands) performed a selection of carols, under the direction of Music Teacher Liz Nuyts.
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Transported in style by the municipal Fire Department from Schinnen, Netherlands, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to greet fans at USAG Schinnen's Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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USGA Schinnen Commander, Lt. Col. Fern Sumpter and Director of Emergency Operations, Maj. Rich Cureton sing along with the childrens' choirs to welcome Santa.
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(L-R) Tri-Border Youth of the Year Eric Orth, Schinnen Mayor Barry Link, and USAG Schinnen Commander Lt. Col. Fern Sumpter join together in pulling the switch that illuminated USAG Schinnen's Christmas tree.
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Lt. Col. Fern Sumpter, USAG Schinnen Commander, introduces Eric Orth, Tri-Border Youth of the Year during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at USAG Schinnen.
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Under the direction of Music Teacher Cary Sands, the AFNORTH International High School Choir capped off the evening performances at USAG Schinnen's Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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