Tree Burn 2019

The Annual Tree Burn was held on Saturday Jan. 19, 2019.

            It was great fun for the 40 + people attending the event, and everybody met some new neighbors. Snow as on the ground and it was perfect for sledding. The temperature was dropping into the 10s, but the fire kept us warm. 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 less than 20 trees from the neighbors. Thanks Vince, Tom and Geoff for making collection runs. In addition, we went to get 10 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. Sledding was great, and the ice held but was rough.
            We had a great turnout, actually probably the best one in years. 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, Larry Hawk & Tom for setup, Mary-Beth for chili, 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.

by Eberhard Veit (Tree Burn Chair).