The holiday season has officially begun with Light Up the Street on Friday evening. The monument tree was lit, songs were sung, and cookies were eaten. Although it was a rainy evening, we had a good turnout for Light Up the Street. After the tree was blessed by Father Joe, a singer from Carnegie Mellon sang some holiday songs.
At the PHCA it was an open house, with many cookies. Visitors took advantage of dress-up items and posed for photos.
Afterwards, the party moved to Sarney’s and a special performance. Joel Lindsay, a British musician who now lives in Pittsburgh and plays in a band called Boulevard of the Allies, played two solo sets, playing popular favorites, some original songs, and a few Christmas numbers.
Sarney’s light display, a benefit for Children’s Hospital, wasn’t completely finished, but it was still impressive. There was a good crowd, and after a while, they started singing along with Joel. It was a wonderful evening with lots of holiday spirit.
(Photos by Leslie Clague for the PHCA)