Blue Springs, Mo. – All are invited to a free family holiday event, the City of Blue Springs’ 2013 Annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will take place outside City Hall, 903 W. Main Street, in downtown Blue Springs, Missouri.
“This is a special event that draws hundreds of children and families to downtown Blue Springs for this unique holiday experience. It’s a wonderful tradition in our community, and a great way in which to celebrate the closeness and the sprit of giving that exists within our city” said Mayor Carson Ross.
Pete Grigsby, former meteorologist for KMBC Channel 9 and teacher for the Blue Springs School District will join Mayor Ross as Master of Ceremonies. Countdown to the tree lighting will take place live between 6:15 and 6:20 p.m. Mayor Ross will be joined by Haiden Cooper, Logan Dovel and Seth Porter as they flip the switch and light the official Blue Springs Christmas Tree.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in an Enchanted Sleigh immediately following the tree lighting. Several mascots will join Mayor Ross to welcome visitors to this free community event. Complementary hot dogs, cookies, hot chocolate, and candy canes donated by Price Chopper and popcorn donated by the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce will be available. Craft activities for children to create will be located inside City Hall – crafts donated by the VFW Post #6603.
This year’s concert is sponsored by the City of Blue Springs, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, America’s Community Bank, and Price Chopper. Scheduled to perform during the program are: student choirs from Cordill Mason 4th & 5th Grade Extra Curricular Choir, Daniel Young 5th Grade Elementary Choir and Girl Scout Choir from John Nowlin Elementary; an adult chorus from First Methodist Church of Blue Springs called “Witness”.
Special thanks to those who contributed to this year’s event: Price Chopper, Blue Springs Parks & Recreation, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, Steve Steiner, Chuck Johnson, Three Pigs Barbeque, VFW Post #6603, Blue Springs Art League, VIPS, and the Boy Scout Troop #763.
For more information about this year’s lighting event, call (816) 228-0111.
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