Mt. City Santa Party is ‘the best ever’

Loving Mountain City’s 2017 Santa Party was deemed “the best ever.” It made lasting memories.

Santa arrived at City Hall on the Ladybug Express, The Patterson’s barrel train that benefits Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood Foundation.

Patricia Porterfield and her daughter had prepared for Santa by decorating inside City Hall with a Christmas tree next to where Santa sat, along with other decorations. They added tables with cookies, fruit and coloring books.

After visits with Santa, parents and kiddos and boy scouts loaded up on three trailers decorated in lights for a hayride through Mountain City’s Trail of Lights.

Amy Hilton, Loving Mountain City Coordinator says, “Thank you to all who helped, especially Patricia Brown Porterfield, The Santa Party coordinator. Thank you to Brian Porterfield, Roland Garza, and Jay Puckett for the hayrides and BSA Troop 125 for leading our songs!”

The escaped steer, often seen this Christmas Season chowing down on our nativity scene’s hay (we’ve lost two bales), made an appearance in the Live Oak Drive cul-de-sac as the hayride went by.  Unforgettable.

Now … if you want to see pretty lights, Mountain City has the best ever Christmas displays this year.  Visit www.tinyurl.LMC2017decor2 for a list of award winners (the list printed in last week’s paper), and find a link to a map of Mountain City.

What a bright and shining result when Mountain Cityians generously gave of themselves and their resources to create displays for the enjoyment of all who pass by.  And, most of the work was done by the first weekend in Christmas.

For me, putting out lights and décor, celebrates Jesus’ birth. What a way to bring thoughts and focus to Jesus, the Light of the World!  Legend, perhaps history, has it that Martin Luther used Christmas trees to illuminate the way Christ brought God’s light into the world.

As we count down the last few days until Christmas, let me share with you a Christmas Bucket List that came to me by email.

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