Christmas Comes to Angier
For The Dispatch:
The sounds and sights in downtown Angier were filled with caroling and lights shimmering in the evening glow. The Angier Chamber of Commerce presented there annual Christmas on the square tonight to bring in the official start of the Christmas season.
The guest that attended tonight’s event were taken back in time, to a good ole fashion Christmas celebration, children and adults were able to relax and take time out of their busy lives to enjoy the sheer beauty of the Christmas lights and songs of the Cherished tradition of Christmas. The night was filled with events for everyone. Mayor R.H. Ellington gave a word of thanks to all in attendance and commenced the count down for the Town Christmas tree lighting.
Children lined the sidewalk leading into the Depot for a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, many children’s curiosity could not be controlled as they waited for their turn to see Santa and many were peaking through the windows and from behind their parent’s legs to get a small glimpse of the man of the hour. Mr. & Mrs. Clause were in their traditional attire and had cookies in tow. The children were able to make Reindeer food and other crafts inside the depot. Across the Street in the town hall parking lot were two John Deere tractors with large trailers of hay waiting to take the event goers on and old fashion hay ride. The night was quite magical and for a moment it took you to place that looked like a Norman Rockwell painting on a cold brisk night. There were several singing and dance groups that included the Harnett Primary Celtic Cloggers, Trinity Cherubs, and the HCHS Ensemble.
Ms. Katelyn Morgan closed the tree lighting ceremony with a solo of “Heaven’s Child. Emma Glover who was enjoying the activity’s said that she “asked Santa for a white hamster for Christmas and that Santa told her to be a good little girl and that he would see what he could do.
The Angier Chamber of Commerce and the town of Angier did a wonderful job of bringing Christmas to Angier and the Christmas cheer can be felt all throughout town.