Saturday, December 15, 2018

Andy's Angles: Tree Time

A shout out for the hometown crowd today...

This is the Christmas tree outside the Volunteer Hose Company on Dunmore Street in Throop.  Once again, It's another beautiful tree that hundreds can see on their drive up Dunmore Street.

Throop has come a long way in recent years.  The people at the fire hall do a first class job of dressing the place up for the holidays.  The same goes for the Sanderson St. and Charles St.-- site of the borough hall and the civic center.  Throop always lacked that town square, focal point thing.  It's no one's fault.  That's just the way the borough was laid out.  It doesn't have the train station like neighboring Olyphant, or that pretty park across from Carbondale city hall, or the train station, park and fountain in Jessup.

Efforts like the Volunteer Hose Company tree help cement that home town, small town feel.

Above is a screen grab of one of my favorite images from "A Charlie Brown Christmas."  Charlie Brown and Linus are walking across a snow covered and very quiet little town.  It always reminds me of how my friends and I would walk around town on evenings, just to look at everyone's lights.
Thanks for the tree, and Happy Holidays!