April 18, 2014

One cold and windy, wintry night – a tradition was born

Volunteers share a laugh as they pass out cookies during the Mayor’s annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony is now in its 22nd year. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Rhonda Humble
The King’s Ringers huddled in city hall for warmth; Santa came on the fire truck; and volunteers hauled vats of water for hot chocolate for the first Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony about 1988.
“I recall it …