Preparations are underway to kick off the Christmas season in Portland.  A 55 foot Blue Spruce from South Portland is now in place in Portland's Monument Square.

The lights are strung awaiting to be turned on during the big party Friday, November 29th at 5:30 p.m. Bring the kids to the Annual Tree Lighting because Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band will be performing. Oakhurst Dairy will be there with samples of their new Buttered Rum Egg Nog. Oh and Teddy Mckay will be there.

Sandra Harris