Tree lighting held in Batavia Township

December 14th, 2008    Author: Michael Bradley    Filed Under: News

Batavia Township held its community tree-lighting and decorating ceremony Dec. 2.

The annual holiday party, which is in its third year as a township event, was attended by more than 200 people, more than half of those being excited and enthusiastic Batavia School District children.

“It’s our way of showing our appreciation to the community,” said Batavia Township trustee Lee Cornett. “And it’s fun to watch the children visit with Santa, put ornaments on the enormous tree in the lobby, listen to Christmas songs, and just have some holiday fun.”

Batavia Elementary and Middle School students, under the direction of choir directors Karen Allen and Emily Smith, performed several Christmas carols at the Batavia Township tree lighting ceremony.
Entertaining the large crowd assembled in the Batavia Township Community Building for the ceremony were Batavia Elementary and Middle School students who, under the direction of choir directors Karen Allen and Emily Smith, performed several Christmas carols.

"It's so good to get the community together like this to start the holiday season," said township administrator Rex Parsons. "And to especially get the kids involved - that's what this is really all about."
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