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2009-12-10 / Front Page

Crowds Gathered When Santa Came to Town

In the picture above, children from First Baptist Church in Lexington perform during Saturday’s Tree Lighting event. At the right, Santa “turns on the tree lights” and below, Santa’s elves gather for a picture. In the picture above, children from First Baptist Church in Lexington perform during Saturday’s Tree Lighting event. At the right, Santa “turns on the tree lights” and below, Santa’s elves gather for a picture. Santa arrived in Lexington last Saturday night for an event that is an annual favorite. Over 100 people gathered at the Log Cabins to enjoy an evening of community singing, led by First Baptist Church Music Director Larry Maxwell and assisted by L.J. Maxwell. Children choirs from area churches performed also, giving those in attendance a “peek” at Christmas programs slated for their congregations during the Christmas season.

The Lexington Volunteer Fire Department volunteered (again!) their time and talents to cook hamburgers for the hungry masses while raising funds for the Lexington Log Cabins and Heritage Center.

Round Top State Bank provided cookies and hot chocolate, as well as the lights for the giant Christmas tree, which were turned on by Santa when he first arrived.

And of course, Santa took time during the evening to have his picture taken with the youngsters, while raising money and toys for Lexington’s Blue Santa project. (Look for the Santa pictures in the remaining December issues of the Leader.)

The weather was cold; the hot chocolate was hot; and the evening out was perfect!

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