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2011-12-08 / Community News

Pioneer Festival of Lights



The Annual Pioneer Festival of Lights in Lexington was well attended, thanks to the Lexington Log Cabins and Round Top State Bank. Pictured above are Alice Kastner, Candace Walch and Diane Walch. The Annual Pioneer Festival of Lights in Lexington was well attended, thanks to the Lexington Log Cabins and Round Top State Bank. Pictured above are Alice Kastner, Candace Walch and Diane Walch.

Pictured above, waiting for the arrival of Santa, are Carissa Davenport, Carol Ahrendt with Ella Davenport, Leonard Kastner and Drew Davenport. Pictured above, waiting for the arrival of Santa, are Carissa Davenport, Carol Ahrendt with Ella Davenport, Leonard Kastner and Drew Davenport.

Manning the Sausage Wrap cash acceptance booth were Trudy Holland and Oscar Hillegeist. Manning the Sausage Wrap cash acceptance booth were Trudy Holland and Oscar Hillegeist.

Lexington HS Coach Craig Finley brought his family (and friend) down on the Square Saturday night for the traditional lighting of the Christmas Tree. Seen with him are Teal Brockenbush (front left) and Casen, Whitney and Amanda Finley. Lexington HS Coach Craig Finley brought his family (and friend) down on the Square Saturday night for the traditional lighting of the Christmas Tree. Seen with him are Teal Brockenbush (front left) and Casen, Whitney and Amanda Finley.

Once Santa arrived on the Square, just as the sun was finishing its setting on the horizon, Santa did his magic and pointed to the Tree of Lights, which immediately lit brightly, signaling the official beginning of the Christmas Season in Lexington. Once Santa arrived on the Square, just as the sun was finishing its setting on the horizon, Santa did his magic and pointed to the Tree of Lights, which immediately lit brightly, signaling the official beginning of the Christmas Season in Lexington.

Justin and Lauren Medina (far left and far right - from Austin) visited the Richardson family and enjoyed the seasonal event. They are seen with Veronica and Gloria Richardson from Tanglewood. Justin and Lauren Medina (far left and far right - from Austin) visited the Richardson family and enjoyed the seasonal event. They are seen with Veronica and Gloria Richardson from Tanglewood.

Erica Washington, Kim Washington and Ann King were seen visiting with one another while the children entertained the crowd with their lovely voices in song. Erica Washington, Kim Washington and Ann King were seen visiting with one another while the children entertained the crowd with their lovely voices in song.

Enjoying their friendship and the music were Bryston Walker, Ky Walker and Kim Brinkman. Enjoying their friendship and the music were Bryston Walker, Ky Walker and Kim Brinkman.

Jessica Carmona brought her two “little bundles of Joy” to the Cabins, so they too could meet Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Pictured with Jessica are Alexis and Carlos Carmona. Jessica Carmona brought her two “little bundles of Joy” to the Cabins, so they too could meet Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Pictured with Jessica are Alexis and Carlos Carmona.

Kimberly Joosten and Toby Jones dressed for the occasion and enjoyed some Holiday Time with the community. Kimberly Joosten and Toby Jones dressed for the occasion and enjoyed some Holiday Time with the community.

Another group of friends who enjoyed Saturday night’s event were Lauren Hess, Clarissa Parker and Kaitlyn Washington. Another group of friends who enjoyed Saturday night’s event were Lauren Hess, Clarissa Parker and Kaitlyn Washington.

At the left, Kay Van Dorn, Paulette Schulze, Mary Ann Hillegeist and Artis Poston are seen, ever ready to serve as the crowds advanced to their stations for delicious sausage wraps and drinks. At the left, Kay Van Dorn, Paulette Schulze, Mary Ann Hillegeist and Artis Poston are seen, ever ready to serve as the crowds advanced to their stations for delicious sausage wraps and drinks.

At the right, Bill Tucker (with his wife, Sharon in the background) offered musical accompaniment for the children who lifted their voices in song. At the right, Bill Tucker (with his wife, Sharon in the background) offered musical accompaniment for the children who lifted their voices in song.

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