By Matt Montgomery
As the Christmas season edges closer to Piedmont, the community gears up for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting, this year at the First Baptist Church.
Piedmont City Manager Jim Crosby said he and the city expect a large crowd this year.
Last year, the lighting was at city hall and he said there wasn’t enough room to accommodate the guests.
The event is free and open to the public. Crosby said a talented musician is going to perform. This event is slated from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1.
“We are going to have a program that the lighting of the tree will be around 6 p.m. at the Service Center,” he said. “At that point in time, Santa Claus will come in on a fire engine, then they will proceed to the Baptist church.
He said that in looking at past events, the church is a much suitable location and the city is very happy because this year they anticipate on having a large crowd and a much better facility to accommodate everyone.
The event will also have fun for the kids, including free pictures with Santa Claus, a goodie bag for the kids and some free face painting.
Irv Wagoner, from Oklahoma City University will bring his trombone and quartet and perform Christian music.
Crosby also said Little Miss Piedmont will be introduced to the crowd.