Brockway, PA – In spite of the pandemic, Brockway continued with its new Christmas tradition of a jeep parade and tree lighting.

On Friday, Santa Claus came into Brockway led by Brockway police, fire department, and ambulance while being pulled by the Wilds Jeepers Jeep Club instead of eight tiny reindeer. Rev. Christopher McClosky of the Brockway Presbyterian Church led the community in Christmas carols before the tree was lit.

The event is organized by Scouts BSA Troop 40. This is the second year that Troop 40 has led the tree-lighting, but it had been involved for many years before, having previously decorated the tree. The tree is decorated with glass ornaments, some art projects from the elementary school, and LED lights purchased last year for the first event.

The tree by American Legion Post 95 in Brockway is a “new” tree, much smaller than the one that used to be there and needed to be replaced. The Christmas tradition last year started with that tree’s first Christmas in the community. London likes the new tree.

Troop 40’s April London spearheaded the event. She said that Troop 40 hopes that the community can still enjoy Christmas.