Decking The Halls

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care and the streetlights were festooned with garlands, snowflakes, and wreaths.

Most of the downtown Warren Christmas decorations are up. A Department of Public Works crew hung swags – including garlands, bows and lights – on the Hickory Street Bridge. Snowflakes hang from lampposts along Pennsylvania and Second avenues. Garlands and wreaths line Liberty Street. More wreaths and bows decorate the fence around the Warren County Court House.

“Everything’s coming together,” Jim Zavinski said. “It should make the town a little better.”

City officials tested the LED lights on the 30 snowflakes on Tuesday. “They looked real nice,” Zavinski said.

Donations from individuals and the Community Foundation of Warren County largely paid for the decorations and Warren Main Street funded the greenery along Liberty Street.

The Warren Wishes You Merry Christmas Happy New Year sign will go up along the Allegheny River on Saturday, Nov. 30, according to Zavinski.

He said he will put up a live Christmas tree in the Soldiers and Sailors Park Gazebo. The tree has been donated by Sanford Nursery of Youngsville and decorations are sponsored by Rod Welling of McDonald’s.