Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lite the Tree Celebration

The City of Wilmer hosted their first annual "Lite the Tree" celebration last Thursday night. The event, held in near perfect winter weather (cold but no wind!) featured plenty of hot chocolate, hot apple cider, cookies and popcorn. Christmas tree ornaments were decorated by the kids to place on the City Tree. Donations were accepted and will go towards holiday food purchases for the less fortunate in Wilmer. The festivities began with opening remarks from Mayor Jeff Steele and Councilwoman Marlena Dyess.

Country western signer Janie Fricke with assistance from some of the local children sang "Silent Night" then led a crowd sing along of Christmas Carols. The City Christmas Tree was officially lit by City matriarch, Isabel Stout, while everyone anxiously awaited Santa Clause, who, arrived by fire truck.

See the great photos taken of the kids!

1 comment:

wilmer said...

Oh, come now. This is the same Janie Fricke that, for decades, was heard telling everyone publicly, "No, I don't live in Wilmer, I LIVE IN LANCASTER!"

Now I happen to think the world of Janie, known her a long time, but this reeks of hype and politics. Call her husband the Mayor and her residential status changes? Nice of her to finally remember where she lives.

Merry Christmas Wilmer.