Town of Flemington to host Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

FLEMINGTON—The Flemington Community is alive with the Christmas Spirit.

According to Vicki Greathouse, town council member, community members came together on Saturday, November 10 to help usher in the Christmas spirit by hanging lights throughout the town. 

She said that the lights, which included angels and snowflakes, were purchased approximately 20 years ago by residents from the area, making their display a little more special for folks to see.

A small group of volunteers met at 7:00 a.m. to begin installing this year’s Christmas light display for all to enjoy. 

But before the lights could be hung for all to see, a group met Friday to ensure that all the burned-out bulbs were replaced with working ones, to make sure the decorations were ready to welcome residents and guests to the town.

Greathouse revealed that Christmas cheer would not stop with the installation of the holiday lights, setting her sights on another fabulous tree lighting ceremony for the community to enjoy.

“The Town of Flemington will be hosting our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this Saturday, December 11, at 6:00 p.m.,” she explained. “This is our second time hosting the tree lighting, and we hope that everyone will come out to help us celebrate the Christmas season.”

The town’s Christmas tree located at the Flemington Underpass, located across from the Bradley J. Mayle Funeral Home, on East Veterans Memorial Highway, Flemington, and will be illuminated this weekend.

 During the event, guests will be treated to the angelic voices of Flemington Elementary School kids, as they serenade attendees with some holiday songs.

“We will also have free hot chocolate, coffee, cookies and homemade goodies,” Greathouse revealed.

And get ready, because Santa himself will be in attendance, passing out gift bags for the first 150 lucky children.

“We will have lots and lots of goodies for the kids, plus a local business has donated a lot of great toys that will be given away. We have also purchased a number of gift cards for residents to win. All they have to do is enter the drawings,” said Greathouse.

The gift card drawings will include various amounts redeemable at Walmart and Kroger, as well as prepaid Visa Cards that residents will be able to use to help purchase essentials items, presents or help with utility bills.

According to Greathouse, the idea to provide a display of Christmas magic for the community came about last year after it was decided that the town would host an angel tree program.

“It all started with the angels, and then we decided ‘Hey, let’s get a tree,’ and everything has grown from there,” she revealed.

The angel tree has continued to grow, as there seems to be more need this year due to layoffs and furloughs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support with all of our community functions throughout the year, helping our local children,” Greathouse voiced. “All of the angels that came in from our community this year have been adopted! We could not have done this without the support of everyone around.”

She voiced that she is excited to see the way that the community has come together not only throughout the year, but specifically during the holiday season.

“I just couldn’t believe how much the community has come together. It truly shows the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Flemington,” Greathouse expressed. “We hope to see everyone at our annual tree lighting ceremony. It’s going to be a great time for the whole family!” 

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