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11/30/2016 - Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport to Light Christmas Tree and Honor Ornament Contest Winners

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release                                                                For More Information:

November 30, 2016                                                                        Av Harris (203) 814-7992


-Press Release-

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport to Light Christmas Tree and Honor Ornament Contest Winners 

Nine Bridgeport Public School Students will place Ornament Creations on Christmas Tree

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim will join nine Bridgeport Public School students at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. This event will take place at McLevy Green on Bank Street in Bridgeport.  This year’s theme is “Peace on Earth”.  The students were asked to use this opportunity to use words and images representing countries and various cultures to signify harmony among people. The Mayor’s administration selected the winners Tuesday. Three winners were chosen from Bridgeport elementary, middle and high schools.

The first place winners received a $25.00 gift certificate to Bridgeport’s Artist and Craftsman’s Supply, donated by City Lights Gallery. All first, second and third place winners will receive a citation at the Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday given by the Mayor.


Winners of the Ornament Contest:

Elementary School Category:

1st place-Aaron Weston, 6th grade- Read

2nd place- Xiare Henriquez-Lappots, 5th grade- Read

3rd place- Devonte Harriott, 4th grade- Beardsley


Middle School Category:

1st place-Amy Jacobo, 7th grade- Barnum

2nd place- Denise Delgado, 7th grade- Park City Magnet

3rd place- Kayla Keddo and Nivea Ortiz, 8th grade- High Horizons Magnet


High School Category:

1st place- Henry Machado, Central High School

2nd place- Jonathan Gomes, Central High School

3rd place- Balwin Gaitan, Central High School


The Christmas Tree Lighting will give the residents the chance to meet Santa as Bridgeport’s Fire Department Engine arrives with his helpers. The night will include musical and dance performances, along with special guest appearance Megan Stone from Star 99.9 FM. Refreshments will be provided by local restaurants and bakeries.