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Town Hosts Inaugural Tree Lighting Ceremony

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By Tammy Moore Teague
Many turned out, despite the cold rain and sleet, to be a part of the City of Mansfield-Christmas-tree-lighting-ceremonyMansfield’s first ever tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 8. West Fraser’s Mill Manager, James Travis donated the living tree and Heritage Funeral Home and Monuments donated the stone marker.Mansfield-Christmas-tree-lighting-ceremony
Mayor Mike Gipson welcomed everyone out, and introduced the pastor of the Mansfield Methodist Church, Richard Rogers. Rogers read scripture and shared about the sacred Bethlehem Star. Afterwards, Francine Litchford powered the large mounted star atop the gazebo.Mansfield-Christmas-tree-lighting-ceremony
Gipson shared how grateful he was to West Fraser and to Travis. “They do so much good for our town and community.” Travis and his family accompanied Gipson as they lit the town’s tree.Mansfield-Christmas-tree-lighting-ceremony
Pastor Phillip Slaughter, and several members of the First Baptist Church led the singing of Christmas Carols. Following this, everyone was welcomed back to city hall for cookies, hot cocoa and coffee.
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