Mayor’s Message: January 2023

By Max Conway
Mayor of Dunmore

It was a very busy holiday season in the Borough! 

Early in December, we kicked off the Christmas season with our first ever “Christmas in the Corners” event and tree-lighting ceremony. To say it was a success would be an understatement. Over 1,000 people showed up at Fidelity Bank’s parking lot to ring in Christmas. 

We had tents filled with gifts and treats for the kids, St. Mary’s Choir, Dunmore School Marching Band, bicycle raffles, a hot chocolate truck, stilt walkers, jugglers, and so much more. The event would not have been such a success without the support of so many local business owners and volunteers. It is important to remember that it’s not companies like Walmart and Target that make events like this happen–its businesses right here in Dunmore. Make sure you go out shop local!

The event was topped off with four-year-old David Rivera flipping the switch to light the tree (pictured here). David has been battling cancer these last few months and to see his face when the tree lit up, to me, is what the Christmas season is all about. I hope to see everyone there next year as we make it even bigger and better!

I also want to wish everyone a very happy New Year. I look forward to seeing what 2023 brings to this wonderful Borough! If you would like to keep up to date on other announcements and information, please follow me on Facebook at Mayor Max Conway!