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posted: 11/26/2013 4:33 PM

Light poles adorned with wreaths, garland, bows

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  • Village of Algonquin public works employee Matthew Seveska, dressed in a leftover Santa coat and hat, and Mike Schaffter put up wreaths Tuesday morning throughout the downtown area. They're decorating 18 light poles total with wreaths, garland and bows.

       Village of Algonquin public works employee Matthew Seveska, dressed in a leftover Santa coat and hat, and Mike Schaffter put up wreaths Tuesday morning throughout the downtown area. They're decorating 18 light poles total with wreaths, garland and bows.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 
 

It's beginning to look a little like Christmas in downtown Algonquin.

With the backdrop of Monday's snow, a pair of Algonquin village workers added wreaths, garland and bows to the light poles Tuesday.

Mike Schaffter, a 10-year veteran of decorating downtown, said workers put up wreaths on 18 light poles, starting the project Monday afternoon. He was accompanied by co-worker Matthew Seveska, who donned an old Santa coat and hat used in previous years by the village. Seveska said it took them a little longer this year because they switched all the lights on the wreaths to LEDs.

Algonquin's annual tree lighting will kick off the Holiday Rock on the Fox event that will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Riverfront Park.

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