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Christmas on courthouse square

The Lions Clubs of Adams County officially kicked off the holiday season with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn in West Union on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Many of the planned activities were scaled back because of rain, (concerts and carriage rides)

The rainy weather did little to dampen the merry-making spirit of those attending the county’s annual inauguration of the Christmas season, even though many of the evening’s activities were canceled because of the weather

The sound of Christmas carols echoed round courthouse square as folks huddled under umbrella’s to watch the “Adams County Shining Bright” Christmas parade.

Following the parade and the lighting of the Christmas tree by the guests of honor, David and Jerry Zimmerman of Seaman, the festivities were moved to the ABCAP Senior Nutrition Center on courthouse square.

This year’s festivities included a Chili Cook-off sponsored by the West Union Masonic Lodge #43. The winners of the cook off were: 1st prize, 2nd prize, 3rd prize. Each category winner received a trophy. The first place winner received both a trophy and a $50 cash prize.

A notable addition to this year’s celebration was the Ugly Sweater Contest.

The winners were chosen in three separate categories were: for The Ugliest Christmas Sweater, for The Most Naturally Ugly (unaltered Christmas sweater, and for The Most Festive Attire.

Always a favorite among those attending, The Christmas Cookie Contest prizes were awarded to: 1st place, Caleb Palmer; 2nd place, Melissa Grooms; and 3rd place, Pat Stevens. Children – 1st place: Blake Grooms; 2nd place, Raylee Brummett; and 3rd place, Emma Griffin.

The winners received

Entries were not returned.

Guest of honor for the event, Santa Claus, was available for gift requests and photos with children.

Musical entertainment for the evening was provided by Carl Schneider, music teacher at West Union High School.

Guests of honor and official tree illuminators were David and Jenny Zimmerman from Seaman. (Photo from Caraway)

Our annual Christmas treat contest is Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at An Adams County Christmas event the local Lions Clubs are hosting the event. Register your treats 4 – 4:30 pm at the Lions food booth. We are accepting any Christmas Treats and prizes will be awarded to adult and child winners. See our schedule of events on this page for more information.

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County Lions Clubs host annual event

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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