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No Tree Sale, but a Socially-Distanced Santa as Harmonville Fire Co. Keeps Community Safe

PLYMOUTH TWP, Pa. – Harmonville Fire Company is making adjustments to two of its annual holiday traditions to ensure health and safety in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company’s Christmas tree sale, held since 1978, is being cancelled to keep its members safe from potential community spread of the virus.

“We know that people look forward to the sale every year,” said Chief John Hoffman. “But we need to protect ourselves so that we can continue to protect our community.”

The customary drive-around in Plymouth Township with Santa Claus on fire trucks will also see some changes.

Rather than Santa getting off the truck and delivering candy canes directly to children, the event will remain socially distanced. Children will still be able to see St. Nick in their neighborhoods, but this year, it will be from afar.

A route and schedule for the drive-around will be announced at a later date.

In the holiday spirit of giving, Harmonville Fire Company is now accepting donations of non-perishable packaged food and toys in store-bought condition from the community. Bins are located outside the Plymouth Valley station (904 Germantown Pike) for contactless drop-off.

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