There's nothing quite like a hometown Christmas.
The familiar lights that remain the same year after year,
a mechanical Santa and Mrs. Claus in a storefront window,
a gazebo decorated with big bulb lights,
a bike with a basket full of wrapped gifts, are
all cherished momentos of our small town Christmas.
This is the night of the lighting of the Lite-a-Light tree.
Crowds gather to see the tree and hear
the names of their loved ones called.
The lights on the tree are in honor or in memory of
special people that we hold dear.
The event is sponsored by the Pilot Club.
When I worked at the nursing home,
the Pilot Club brought babies to the residents with Alzheimer's.
Here's a closer look at the star.
Carriage rides are a favorite for the children.
The children's activities are sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
It's also the night of The Children's Christmas Parade.
Take a look at some of the rides...
Yes, that's real cotton from a Washington County farm.
Bikes, trikes, wagons, children and their parents
take a walk around the courthouse square, and
Santa is leading the parade.
Yelp, Santa Claus came to town.
Carols were sung as
shoppers rushed home with their presents.
I hope you enjoyed your visit to
our Hometown Christmas.
Do you live in a small town?
What kind of Christmas celebrations does your town have?