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Christmas Displays Go Up in Berwick
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The day after Thanksgiving kicks off a tradition in Berwick. The Santa parade in Berwick on the day after Thanksgiving was barely coming to an end when work on Market Street was just beginning.

"Usually spend the Friday after Thanksgiving setting it up. And then usually between Saturday, Sunday and Monday there's always a big wind storm. Rain storm, that comes along and the pastor has to come out and reset everything up," said John Bower of First United Methodist Church.

The First United Methodist Church is among the churches, civic groups and sports organizations that kind of adopt the grassy islands in the middle of Market Street and transform the street into what's known as Christmas Boulevard.

"Gives us pride in our community. It's something that this community has always looked forward to every Christmas and for the kids," said Vikki Dietterich, Berwick Jaycees.

Between now and next weekend 14 of islands will be decorated.

"A lot of people come from ways away. I know 50, 60, 70 miles away just to see it," said Mike Kane of First United Methodist Church.

This is the 64th year for Christmas Boulevard. Workers will be busy everyday between now and next weekend. They even expect to pull an all-nighter Friday. Just to make sure the display is ready for opening day Saturday, December 4th.

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