Jemison rings in Christmas season

Published 8:28 pm Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sing it out: Members of Girl Scouts Troop 7012 perform at the Jemison Christmas Tree Lighting event Thursday night.

Everyone was aglow with the Christmas spirit Thursday night as the city of Jemison held its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the city Municipal Complex.

Following the lighting of the tree at 6 p.m., members of Girl Scout Troop 7012 sang several Christmas carols, and Jemison High School Blue Regiment Band members performed under the direction of George Martin.

Just south of the tree, in view of the traffic on Highway 31, the youth group of Union Grove Baptist Church presented a live nativity scene.

“We have had a wonderful turnout this year,” said Cheryl English, Girl Scout troop leader and member of Union Grove. “We are proud of our community.”

English gave credit to event coordinator Karen McMinn and everyone who volunteered their time.

Following the outdoor activities, everyone went in the auditorium for refreshments and a concert performance by the JHS Blue Regiment Marching Band. There were also skits by Girl Scouts, storytelling and other activities.

The Jemison Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m., lining up in front of the high school.