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Santa comes to Burney to greet children at Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Hundreds of parents and children lined up for Burney’s 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Christmas Tree Lane on Saturday evening November 24 to meet with Santa.

Helena Bowden happy to meet the Santas

Santa talked with each child to find out if they were good and learn what they wanted for Christmas.

Santa listens carefully to each answer

Mr. and Mrs. Santa were very adept at providing cheer and comfort to each child.

Santa entertaining a child with bells

Each child received a Christmas gift bag.

The Burney Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River, the Burney Lions Club, Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River, The Lions Auxiliary, VFW, Burney Fire Protection District and other local neighbors and volunteers all participated in putting on the opening Christmas event.

Residents on the lane worked hard to decorate their houses with light for the festivities.

Santino Yabra worked hard to decorate his house on Christmas Tree Lane for the festive occasion

The Rotary served popcorn and cotton candy, the Soroptomists served hot chocolate and apple cider, the Lion Auxiliary provided delicious cookies.

Bill Campbell acted as Emcee.

Emcee Bill Campbell

The program opened with a presentation of arms by the VFW honor guard.

VFW Honor Guard

Janice Hamlin sang the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Janice Hamlin singing God Bless America

Then Paris Geisler soulfully sang two popular Christmas songs including White Christmas.

Paris Geisler singing White Christmas

Kids did the countdown to the Christmas Tree Lighting.

Kids count down to the tree lighting

Lions Fuzzy Field and George Whitfield through the switch and the trees were lit.

Lions Fuzzy Field and George Whilfield flick the switch

And the lights go on

Then the Winkelman family sang Christmas Carols.

The Winkelman family sings Away in a Manger

The elves were expectantly waiting for Santa.

The elves are ready

Shortly thereafter, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause arrived in a fire truck.

Santa arrives in a fire truck

Mrs. Claus was escorted off the truck by Burney Fire Chief Monte Keady.

Music was provided by toy soldiers.

Christmas music provided by this soldier

It was a wonderful time for young and old.

Mrs. Santa with a deligted and delightful child



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Hearthstone Health Food Christmas Boutique Open

Hearthstone Health Food has dedicated a room as a special Christmas Boutique from now through Christmas.

Linda Colvin, Peggy Dye. and a table of Christmas Decorations

Manager Peggy Dye with Linda Colvin from LACE Photography and a table of Christmas Decorations

The store features a variety of Christmas decorations, hand-crafted Christmas cards by Lace Photography, gift items and stocking stuffers, jewelry, candles, crafts, knit winter hats, baskets, fragrances, hand-made soaps, bath items, Turkish rugs, and hot and cold bags for aches and pains.

Soaps and bath items

Soaps and bath items

On November 27 and 28, after Thanksgiving, the store will host an open house with refreshments, hot apple cider and hot cocoa.

Gift items and stocking stuffers

Gift items and stocking stuffers

Peggy Dye, manager of the store said, “As the season progresses, I will add more and more items.”

Baskets, Cards Linda and Peggy

Baskets, Cards Linda and Peggy

“We want everyone to have a healthy, happy, and holy holiday season!”


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