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Posted on: November 27, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Annual Lighting of Mayor’s Christmas Tree, December 4

Blue Springs, Mo. – All are invited to a free family holiday event, the City of Blue Springs’ 2012 Annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. 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 Celia, Lydia, David & Maria Allen 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. Mac, the Missouri Mavericks mascot 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 Business Association. Scheduled to perform during the program are: student choirs from Cordill Mason 4th & 5th Grade Extra Curricular Choir and Daniel Young Elementary Choir; an adult chorus from First Bible Baptist Church Choir; and local soloist.

The Blue Springs Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will be collecting cash donations for their “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” program. Downtown Alive! invites guests to visit their snowman display, the Blue Springs School District student artwork exhibit and explore seasonal merchandise.

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: Kwik Copy Printing, Three Pigs Barbeque, Price Chopper, Blue Springs Business Association, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, VFW Post #6603, Bens’ Lawn & Garden, Greg Comer, Blue Springs Art League and the Boy Scout Troop #763.

For more information about this year’s lighting event, call (816) 228-0111.


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