Dr. Mark Montgomery had an idea. He wanted the leaders of central New York to unite for something special for Christmas. So Montgomery asked and several leaders agreed to come together together for a reading of the Polar Express for the holidays.

I was honored to be among the people asked and was joined by the following:

Dr. Mark Montgomery
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente
Senator Joe Griffo
WKTV Sports Director Spencer Davidson
Beth Coombs from Lite 98.7
Assembly member Marianne Buttenschon
Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol
Fritz Scherz of Fritz Polka Band
Symeon Tsoupelis owner of Symeon's Restaurant

Watch the special holiday reading that Montgomery hopes will become a yearly tradition.

May you all have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Remember the reason for the season. It's not about what's under the tree but who's around it.