By Cara Beth Lewis
On Saturday, the Dublin Peanut Festival Committee hosted Dublin’s annual Christmas Tree lighting, with a twist. Those in attendance (more than 100 people!) had an opportunity to bring an ornament of their own to add to the tree, making the decorating a community effort.
Christy Dowless of the DPF Committee stated, “Everyone seemed very excited to be involved with decorating the tree and I think it was a wonderful addition to add the community’s personal touch.”
The planning committee decided to add something else to the tree lighting too — collection of cans for a local food bank. Dowless said, “With the community’s generosity, we collected a grocery cart full!”
Dublin First Baptist Church provided musical entertainment with Christmas carols. There was also hot chocolate, cookies, and photos with Santa for everyone to enjoy.
Much fun was had by all, and it was a great kick-off for the Christmas season in Dublin. Dowless concluded, “The Peanut Festival committee along with Mayor Darryl Dowless and town commissioners all really appreciate the community coming together and making our annual tree lighting a success.”