HOLLY DAYS LIGHTS UP
An abbreviated ceremony to light up Kinston’s community Christmas trees at the Lenoir County Courthouse and along Queen Street was held under perfect Fall skies November 30, 2012.
Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy gathered a group of youngsters who showed up for the ceremony to help him trip the switch at 5:00 PM which illuminated the huge tree on the courthouse lawn and all the lights wrapped around the hollies lining the city’s main drag.
He told the group who came to witness the event that rain on the original date (November 27, 2012) “may have dampened our plans for last Tuesday night, but it did not douse our spirits for this special time of the year.”
A more elaborate event featuring music, horse and buggy rides and other activities along Herritage Landing was cancelled the previous Tuesday due to rain.
The mayor thanked all those who were prepared to participate in the Nov. 27 version of Holly Days, coordinated by Pride of Kinston:
Pride of Kinston
327 N. Queen St.
Kinston, North Carolina 28501
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