Springdale celebrates its tree lighting Monday night
Springdale, SC (Keegan Gault) – Springdale held its 4th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Monday, December 4th starting at 5:30 p.m. with people gathering a socializing around the small-town hall. Once again, this year, the lighting was held in Benton Park which has been undergoing a revitalization over the last few years.
Town Mayor Michael Bishop was the first mayor of the town to start this annual tradition. At first, it was held on property near Sox Construction while the park was opened, redone, trees were removed, and it was made more user friendly. This change has allowed for larger and larger events to be held on the town’s property.
A little after 6 pm the ceremony began with the Springdale Elementary Dolphin Chorus singing a few Christmas songs. The parents and crowd really enjoyed the seasonal songs from the children. The evening ended with a beautiful tree lighting up the night shortly after.
Refreshment were on hand FREE of charge. Everyone enjoyed those while they mingled amongst themselves and spent time talking to their neighbors. There were some real live animals there to set the scene and make things more enjoyable for the children.
When asked what makes this ceremony different from others, Bishop responded that Springdale just does this better than the big cities. It has a great community feel to it and you are always guaranteed to run into people you know. It really encompasses the small-town vibe where family and friends can come together to kick off their Christmas festivities together.