A large crowd gathered in front of the Clifton Forge Town Hall on Main Street that was blocked off from traffic for the official lighting of the Town’s Christmas tree on Sat., Nov. 19.
Mayor Jeff Irvine and Town Manager Charles “Chuck” Unroe shared the ceremonial duties and thanked the Clifton Forge Main Street for its role in making the Town of Clifton Forge a better place to live.
Prior to the lighting of the Christmas tree, Garlynda’s Fancy Feet opened the entertainment for the occasion with dancers performing their routines at the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and Main St. that served as their stage.
A1 Studios of Covington followed with its dance troupe’s members wearing taps that clicked in unison on the asphalt throughout the dance routines.
Immanuel Church’s choir sang Christmas carols on the steps of the Clifton Forge Town Hall as Unroe, Irvine, Councilwoman Debbie Loudermilk, Councilman Dale Burdette, Councilman Shorty Wolfe and newly elected Councilman Ben Nicely who will begin his term in Jan. of 2023, observed the entertainment from the Town Hall’s front porch.
Unroe reported that Santa was nearby where a tent was set up above a long table laden with sweet treats for children prior to the lighting of the Christmas tree.
Following the entertainment, the order to light the Christmas tree was given, and as the multi-colored lights lit up the tall Christmas tree, a thunderous roar from the crowd mimicked the sound of a filled football stadium’s roar when a hometown touchdown is scored.