It’s beginning to look like Christmas

Friday, December 1, 2017
The Lewisburg Electric Department uses their equipment to get the Lewisburg Christmas tree, donated by First Commerce Bank, into the park on the square. The lighting ceremony will take place Saturday at 5 p.m.
Tribune photo by Scott Pearson

The Lewisburg electric System has hoisted the city Christmas tree into Public Square Park.

Hardworking volunteers have hung decorations and Christmas lights around the square.

The Christmas season in Lewisburg officially kicks off on Saturday with the annual Lewisburg Rotary Christmas parade.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and will follow West Commerce Street from Tiger Boulevard, rounding the square before ending in Rock Creek Park.

Lineup begins at 1 p.m. with judging of floats taking place at 1:30 p.m.

Top floats will be moved to the front of the parade lineup.

The theme this year is “Jingle Bell Christmas” and organizer Peggy Hubbard is anticipating a good turnout of spectators and participants.

“It will be bigger than normal this year,” she said. “One reason is that the Cornersville football team has committed to be in the parade this year.”

Regardless of the outcome of Thursday’s state championship game, the parade gives the community an opportunity to celebrate the unprecedented success of this year’s Bulldogs.

The day’s festivities don’t end there, either.

At 5 p.m., the official lighting of the city Christmas tree will take place.

Once again, residents can have an ornament hung on the tree in honor of or in memory of a loved one.

Residents can provide their own ornaments, if they choose, or the city will provide one free of charge.

Call City Hall at 359-1544 for more information.