Home for the Holidays

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Last night after work I drove to Hartwell , GA to see the Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting at the main town square outside the courthouse. I arrived about an hour late because of work. The tree was already lit, but I still enjoyed the sights. Hartwell is a small town. Tonight it was more crowded than usual, but the traffic was not bad.

Most of the attractions catered to the children. Of course, any local Christmas event needs a Santa. He and his wife were there to greet and talk to the children. The line was quite long.

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There was also an inflatable slide.

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One of my favorite parts was the train ride (no, I did not take a ride). Parents could buy rides around the block on the SantaLand Express for their children for $3.00.

There were a few snacks, such as cookies and hot chocolate. People could also make a donation and tie a ribbon to the tree to benefit Hart County Foster Children.

I enjoyed the ladies’ choral group from Hart County High School singing Christmas songs. They had good voices which blended well.

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I do not live in Hartwell. I live 20 minutes away outside Royston. Nonetheless, I do a fair amount of shopping in Hartwell, and so for me it is still a part of home. I visited this event because I want to start covering some local events. In a few weeks I hope to report on the Royston and Hartwell Christmas parades. I will be unable to cover both in full because they happen only an hour apart, but I will do what I can.

As I was walking to my car, the train passed my parking space.

 

After a long day at work it is tempting to go home and relax, but I am glad I did this. I did not stay long, but it was still a nice break from my weekly routine.

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About henrywm

I am a graduate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology. I am interested in Christian theology and church history. I also enjoy science fiction and stories which wrestle with deep questions.
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