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City to Host Tree Lighting Event Friday, Dec. 1

Mayor Karen Weaver and Flint City officials will help usher in the holiday season at Flint City Hall Friday, December 1, 2017 with a Tree Lighting/Holiday Kick Off event. In addition to honoring local police and firefighters with trees lit with blue and red lights, there will be a tree lit with white lights to represent unity and peace. The tree lighting ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m.
A variety of community groups, organizations, and retailers have signed on to help make it a festive and entertaining event. The Flint Community Schools band and majorettes will take part in the celebration. Members of the local choir “Cho’Zen” and Jerome Threlkeld will lead the crowd in singing a medley of carols.
Once the tree lighting ceremony is complete, everyone will be invited into the lobby of City Hall for free refreshments including hot chocolate provided by Walli’s Family Restaurant, coffee and juice provided by McDonald’s on Dort Highway. There will also be sweet treats thanks to donations generously provided by: Best Practices Consulting Services, Meijer, and Sam’s Club. The Home Depot has also been kind enough to support by donating holiday-themed toy building kits for the children who attend.
Those who participate in the indoor portion of the event will also enjoy musical entertainment courtesy of The Salvation Army Band and Antwan Kirkland. The administration wanted to offer a fun, uplifting event for City employees and residents of all ages to enjoy.  Residents are encouraged to come out this Friday to help kick off the holiday season in the City of Flint!

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