The Lusby Business Association presents the Lusby Town Center’s 2nd Annual Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 5:30pm in front of the Bank of America.

The community event will include a visit from Santa Claus, who will arrive in grand style courtesy of the Solomons Fire Department. Santa, along with local business will kick off the holiday season with an official tree lighting of the town’s tree. This year activities will also include firetruck rides, live music, pictures with Santa Claus, and local business giveaways.

“Last year nearly 100 people braved the cold to witness the town’s first tree lighting. We’re so excited to be able to do the tree lighting again this year. This event is an opportunity to add a more personal touch in the Lusby Town Center. This event also affords us an opportunity to demonstrate our continued commitment to the community we serve,” said Nance Pretto Simmons, president of the Lusby Business Association.

The Lusby Business Association was founded in 2009 for the purposes of providing a local forum for businesses in Lusby, Maryland to strategize and partner with fellow local businesses to improve and stabilize the local economy by participating in collaborative endeavors. The LBA seeks to promote public awareness on the importance and value of buying local to improve the vitality of businesses in Lusby.

The event is free and open to the public. The tree lighting and festival of trees is courtesy of the Lusby Business Association, Bank of America, the Optimist Club, and local businesses. The town tree will be on display until January 1, 2012. For information on the tree lighting, festival trees or the Lusby Business Association visit or contact Nance Pretto Simmons at