Town by Town: soup kitchen donation, Union Station tree lighting, and Rotary Thanksgiving

A tree lighting was held at Union Station in Springfield on November 22, 2022
A tree lighting was held at Union Station in Springfield on November 22, 2022(Western Mass News)
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 5:01 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2022 at 12:30 PM EST
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(WGGB/WSHM) - Western Mass News is taking you town by town to Chicopee, Springfield, and West Springfield.

Students in Chicopee donated thousands of cans to a local soup kitchen on Tuesday.

Students from St. Stanislaus Elementary School in Chicopee donated 4,000 cans of food to Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen as part of their annual food and can collection drive.

In Springfield, a city landmark got into the holiday spirit.

Mayor Domenic Sarno and Congressman Richard Neal attended the second annual Union Station holiday tree lighting ceremony Tuesday morning.

Guests got to enjoy musical performances by Sci-Tech High School Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jose Passalacqua.

Also, ‘tis the season for the annual West Springfield and Agawam Rotary Thanksgiving event!

Members and non-members joined in on the fun Tuesday at the Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield.

At the meeting, the clubs recognized the high school football players from both towns ahead of the big Thanksgiving day match up!

Guests were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Parish Cupboard to give back to the community.