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Children’s Choir  Photos courtesy of Downtown Crockett AssociationChildren’s Choir Photos courtesy of Downtown Crockett Association

By Jan White
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CROCKETT – “The Light of Christmas” was the theme for Crockett’s first community Christmas celebration held in conjunction with the Downtown Crockett Association and the Houston County Ministerial Association.

The event occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 16, on the steps of the Houston County Courthouse in Crockett. The crowd gathered on the square to listen to Christmas songs, the Community Bell Choir, and the reading of the biblical Christmas story from community pastors.

Suzan Knox opened the ceremony by welcoming attendees and thanking those who helped make the event possible, followed by Reverend Charlana Kelly, who explained the purpose of the celebration, and the Children’s Choir, which sang, “Go Tell It on the Mountains.” After an opening prayer by Pastor Vance Drum, the ceremony continued, with portions of the Christmas story read by Pastors Johnie Wood, Shane Sibley, Ron Forehand, Lawyer Jolly, Wade Harman, Tim Allen, and Reginald Marshall. Interspersed between the readings were Christmas tunes played by the Bell Choir and congregational singing of beloved Christmas songs.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Mayor Dr. Ianthia Fisher gave the benediction, and the congregation joined in to sing “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”

A special thanks was extended to KIVY radio and Badders Law Firm for helping make the event possible.

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