Christmas tree lighting is Thursday

JEFFERSON — The annual community Christmas tree lighting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Thomas Jefferson Gardens. After Santa lights the tree, Sugar Plum Fairies from Prairie Blue Creative Arts will dance around it, hot cocoa and cookies will be served and carols will be sung by the roving Jazzatonics Choir of Greene County High School. Santa will meet youngsters at the top of the Mahanay Bell Tower, there will be free admission to the tower. Becky Greiner will provide a Christmas Tower Tunes live concert from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. on the new 47-bell carillon.