Throwing the switch: Ceremony marks the lighting of official tree
By Jim Wallace, Correspondent

Amari Grant, 4, switches on the Christmas tree as Thomson Mayor Kenneth Usry watches. Photo by Jim Wallace, Correspondent.

Several hundred ushered in the holiday season Thursday night when the community Christmas tree was lit in downtown Thomson.
Eight-year-old Amari Grant flipped the switch to light the yule tree as many clapped. The tree lighting kicked off the Festival off Main celebration that continues Saturday, Dec. 7, with a road race Saturday morning and the festival in the Knox Shopping Center, beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday. The Tour of Homes begins at 5 p.m. Saturday.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Dec. 8, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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