Wednesday, December 19, 2007


The City of Lockport's official Christmas tree was just put up...and it's from Gasport, courtesy of Tony Majka. Here's the Lockport US&J's story...

Mayor Michael Tucker and state Sen. George Maziarz were on hand Tuesday to mark the season as a 20-foot-tall, Christmas-decorated evergreen tree was erected at the southeast end of Canal Street. The City of Lockport obtained the tree from Maziarz, who got it from Royalton resident Tony Majka. According to Maziarz, Majka called his office a few weeks ago and offered the tree to any organization that could use it, saying he had to cut it down but didn’t want to see it immediately destroyed. Maziarz called Tucker and offered it to the city.

“Tony’s generosity really is the hallmark of what this season is about,” Maziarz said. “This tree nicely adorns the Canal Street area here in Lockport, which is looking better and better every day.” Tucker thanked Majka and said he’d accept the gift on behalf of all city residents.