Edgerton families and friends gather to witness the Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 7. Submitted photo

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
A cold, but enthusiastic crowd was on hand for Edgerton’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, in downtown Edgerton.
There were guest speakers, a performance of Christmas carols by the Edgerton Elementary School Choir, led by Kim Fibelkorn, and the highlight of the evening was the lighting of the community Christmas tree in the open lot west of the Edgerton Library.
The featured speaker of the evening was Rep. Bill Sutton, Gardner. Sutton, who represents District 43, spoke about the closeness and sense of community present in Edgerton and the surrounding area.
“This is what the 43rd District is all about…family and community,” Sutton said. “Tonight’s ceremony was beautiful, and I’m very happy to have been a part of it.”
Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts also spoke at the ceremony, mentioning how

Mayor Don Roberts is assisted in flipping on the lights. Submitted photo

proud he is to be the mayor of Edgerton and how close-knit and caring the citizens of this small community are. Roberts also briefly discussed the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, which helps Edgerton citizens in need of assistance during the holiday season.
After Mayor Roberts completed his remarks, Rep. Sutton, aided by eight-year old Makenzie Mabrey, selected out of the crowd, turned on the switch to light the community Christmas tree.
After the tree lighting ceremony, everyone crossed the street to the Edgerton City Hall to enjoy refreshments and to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Public drawings for gifts also were held. Mayor Roberts thanked the community for its support.

Members of the Edgerton Elementary school choir sing carols during the community lighting ceremony Dec. 1. Submitted photo

The Edgerton Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was sponsored by the City of Edgerton and the Edgerton Frontier Days Association, headed by Glyn Powers.