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Preparations Underway for Pasco Tree Lighting

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PASCO, WA- The Downtown Pasco Development Authority will be holding the annual Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday, December 12 at 5:30 in the evening. 

Friday we met up with Martin Valadez as he prepared for the event. Valadez is the event coordinator and was walking us through how they are preparing Peanuts Park for the tree lighting. He told us, "because of some challenges that have been happening it was initially canceled but we decided it was important for the community and important for us to come together a group of us volunteered to make sure it went through it continued". 

Community groups including Consejo Latino, New Horizons High School, the City of Pasco and several others have pulled together to make the event possible but donating and volunteering their time. 

Music, food and hot chocolate will all be available during the ceremony Saturday night.