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Germantown is Still Left in the Cold, and It's Getting Colder



It has been two years since the Germantown Pulse first suggested that it might be nice for a town of 100,000 people to have some sort of civic event to celebrate the holiday season.

Two years ago the Pulse wrote, “As millions watched the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC or the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center in New York, millions more waited to bring their little ones to stand in the December chill at their local tree lighting, which signals the official start to the holiday season at the local level.

However, the almost 100,000 folks that populate Germantown will not be among them. If Germantown residents want to go out and enjoy seasonal merriment at a local celebration of the ‘most wonderful time of the year,' they would be standing alone in the cold. There is no civic celebration of the holidays in Germantown.”

And Germantown residents are still standing alone in the cold. Nothing has changed, in fact, it seems to have gotten colder in Germantown.


Once again the largest population center in Montgomery County has nothing scheduled. Residents wishing to participate in a civic pride event must go to somebody else’s town and enjoy their fellowship, pride, and joy. Of course, some churches and other