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Encounters Haute Holidays Village of Merrick Park kicked off the joyous season with its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. VMP maintained its commitment to the environment by lighting its 50-foot tree with 55,000 LED light bulbs. The Master of Ceremonies for this magical night was Lisa Petrillo of CBS-4. Unwrapped gift donations benefitted The Voices for Children Foundation. 1. Kailey Gonzalez, Nicole Szemere, Natalie and Gavin Gonzalez 2. Evelyn, Joseph, Hailey & Freddy Arevalo 3. Alex Ahamiranza, Susi Gabrieloff & Ximena Gabrieloff 4. Maria Victoria, Maria Virginia & Mayelin Urdaneta 5. Armando Ponce, Coco, Lili Ponce, Cloud & Gladys Cadavid 6. Ana Kube, Nicole Miquicarena, Juanita Llano, Emma Sandoval & Camila Sandoval 7. Belkis, Emily & Carlos Ferralls 8. Diego, Nicolas, Gabriel & Yolaina Alvarez 9. Cindy, Santiago, Danie, Mateo & Memo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 90 9