We had our annual open house along with the Effingham official tree lighting ceremony. During the open house, we allowed children of many ages to unleash their artistic skills by coloring with chalk on the floors. Pictured is Megan’s rendition of a lion. (She is a future budding artist for certain.)
The tree lighting just outside our little hamlet of shops, is a town wide event where residents gather in the historic church, sing carols, listen to a concert and then walk down the street to an unbelievably huge tree. After singing a few carols and generally blocking all hopes of traffic passing by, a count down begins to the tree lighting. This huge monster of a tree can be seen in two states. (Of course it helps that it’s right on the state line.) It’s a great community event with a spirit that you just don’t find in too many towns.