A night of Christmas celebration
By: Carrie A. Mizell
Area businesses donated money toward the purchase of over 30 bicycles that were raffled off Friday night during Trenton’s annual Christmas on Main Street.
“Please Jesus, let me win a bicycle!” said Ariel Seager, 8, just before her number was drawn.
Will and Anna Newton sled down an ice ramp Friday night
as their dad, Todd Newton looks on.
Several hundred families braved the cold temperatures on Friday night to merrily stroll the streets of Trenton on Friday night.
While adults enjoyed the sounds of carolers, and visiting with friends and neighbors, the children favored riding in a horse drawn carriage, seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus, and sledding down a large ice ramp set up at the Depot.
Children in the First Baptist Church of Trenton’s Kids Choir performed at the Trenton Depot.
Local businesses stayed open late to welcome the community with hot chocolate, hot apple cider, homemade cookies and candy canes.
A large sale at Best Drugs prompted a line of anxious Christmas shoppers to wrap around the building.According to Lenore Pevey, of Best Drugs, the store’s Toys For Tots boxes were filled to the brim and the store matched what was donated with some $200 worth of toys for local children in need of Christmas gifts this year.
“I don’t know how many people came in, but I do know it was the fastest three hours of my life,” Pevey said.