LI holiday tree may get 'Christmas' moniker

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

November 30, 2011 5:50:10 AM PST
A holiday tree lighting event on Long Island could be renamed to include the word "Christmas."

Newsday ( ) says a decision will be announced by the Mount Sinai Heritage Trust, which will host the Sunday night event.

The trust is waiting for replies to about 800 surveys.

At a community forum on Tuesday night, everyone who spoke said they favored calling the event a "Christmas tree lighting." That included two people who said they're Jewish.

A land trust official has said everyone is welcome at the event.

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