Christmas Tree Burn 2018

The Annual Tree Burn was held on Saturday Jan. 20, 2018.

It was great fun for the 30 + people attending the event and everybody met some new neighbors. The temperature was “warm” (upper 30’s). What a perfect evening. It was plenty warm with the heat radiating from the fire and with our hot chocolate, cookies, chili and hotdogs.

This year we had about 25 trees from the neighbors. Thanks Vince, Tom and Geoff for making collection runs. In addition we went to get some trees from the Township to get the total to over 30. The trees went up in great balls of fire to everybody’s enjoyment. People had fun with activities and standing around the fire, chatting, sipping hot and cold drinks, enjoying a beautiful night out with neighbors and friends. No sledding for lack of snow but the lake was frozen solid for some ice hockey on the rink which Peter had made for us.
We had a great turnout. We were especially glad to see so many of our new neighbors mixing with the long timers. Everybody who came had a ball, don’t miss it next year.

Thanks to: Vince Steidl, Tom Barsella and Geoff Foreman, for collecting the trees, the Veit family for organizing the event, Catherine who shopped for food, Vince Steidl, Mary-Beth & Frank Massat for setup and the chili, Peter Byrd for the ice skating rink, Judy Marshall for brewing her delicious hot chocolate. Thanks to all who helped clean up after the event and all the unnamed helpers and those who brought their trees to the beach.

We hope to see more of our great neighbors at future events. We had plenty of cookies, hotdogs and hot chocolate to go around. Don’t let the cold keep you at home, the fire spreads plenty of heat. Come and have some fun at the next tree burn.


Submitted by Eberhard Veit (Tree Burn Chair).

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