Sunday, December 7, 2008

Alamo Tree Lighting

Children Getting into the Spirit of Christmas

Alamo, CA - On location report by: Frank Thornburgh

Cold weather didn't dampen the festive spirit at Alamo's tree lighting. The annual tree lighting festivities Sunday evening was attended by well over 200 people, including little wide-eyed youngsters anxious to tell Santa their Christmas wishes. One little girl was overheard to tell Santa her desires for computer equipment.

After the officials thanked dozens and dozens of volunteer workers and merchants that supplied all the free food and refreshments, high school and grade school choral groups sparked a lot of smiles and support from the crowd. Individual lady singers also presented Christmas carols to an appreciative audience.

Several local and county police officers along with three fire units managed traffic control for the large amount of pedestrian traffic crossing Danville Boulevard.

All during the festivities, people manning the twenty some tables were busy handing out food and drink, along with two tables dedicated to entertaining youngsters with craft activities.

This was a fun time for all.

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