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Alamo ready for tree-lighting festival Sunday

Santa, caroling, refreshments, donation areas and more at Andrew H. Young Park

Alamo residents are set to get the holiday season into full swing this Sunday evening as the Community Foundation of Alamo presents its tree-lighting festival in the heart of Danville Boulevard at the Andrew H. Young Park.

Running from 4:30-6:30 p.m., the holiday event will feature caroling, live entertainment, crafts, refreshments, donation opportunities and a visit from Santa Claus. "Guests are urged to come early and stay late," organizers said.

Students from local schools, elementary through high school, will be performing. Photos with Santa begin at 4:45 p.m. Light treats and beverages will be provided by local restaurants and civic groups.

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties will be on hand with barrels to collect nonperishable food items, such as canned or boxed goods, for those in need this holiday season.

Two animal rescue groups -- German Shepherd Rescue and the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), established by Alamo's own Tony and Elaine La Russa -- will be bringing pets looking for new forever homes.

The park is located at 3000 Danville Blvd., at the corner of Danville Boulevard and Jackson Way.

The festival is sponsored by Community Foundation of Alamo, with donations and sponsorships from Stone Valley Center, Alamo Oak Tree Plaza, Contra Costa County Parks and Recreation and World of Sound and Vision.

The festival committee includes Kevin Musante, Terri Delfosse, Sharon Schuyler, John Lineweaver, Andrew Elkin, Steve Mick, Alicia Watson, Denise Roussett, Elaine Ferguson, Russ Belleci and Brent Tucker.

For more information on the festival, visit the foundation website.

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