The Lost Neighborhood Committee will hold its ninth annual Christmas tree lighting event at 6 p.m. Friday in Brooklyn Square near the Salvation Army, 83 S. Main St.
Two large evergreen trees will be lit simultaneously. One tree is located near the walkway of Jamestown Area Medical Associates and the other is on the Salvation Army ground, where all scheduled activities will take place.
The Salvation Army was located on Harrison Street and was torn down during the 1970s urban renewal project in Brooklyn Square. They were the only ones to rebuild their facilities a short distance from the original church.
Lost Neighborhood Committee members said they are grateful the Salvation Army hosts the annual event. There are many volunteers who donate their time to roast chestnuts, make soup dishes and serve hot drinks. Santa Claus is there to hand out candy to children and adults. There is no charge for the event because of donations from volunteers and friends of the Lost Neighborhood Group.