Kinmundy Holds Second Annual Christmas Tree LightingThe City of Kinmundy conducted the second annual lighting of the city's Christmas Tree Saturday night. The tree full of white lights that stands behind wooden cutouts of Santa, his sleigh, and the reindeer was turned on by Mayor James Mulvaney just before Santa arrived by firetruck. Mulvaney would like to see the city's Chirstmas program grow.
"Decorate your house the best that you can because when people are driving to Kinmundy, I know in my own life I've driven as much as 75 or 80 miles to look at Christmas lights, and there's no reason why we can't have that right here. I really encourage parents and the citizens of Kinmundy to do that and start traditions. It would be great if everyone would put out a nativity scene because that's what it's all about. What we are celebrating is Christ's birth", said Mulvaney.
Kids stood in line for a chance to sit on Santa's lap and give their Christmas wish list. Just a few blocks away at the Kinmundy Community Center the Kinmundy Lions held their annual toy auction. More than 50 bidders purchased toys for themselves and purchased others that will be distributed as part of the Kinmundy-Alma Fire Department's annual Toys for Tots program. Figures have not yet been released on how much was raised and how many gifts were donated.
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