Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
Five-year old Truman Sade (left) and Monroe Sade-Bartl, 2, cozy up to Santa at the tree lighting ceremony in Churubusco Saturday.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The town of Churubusco gathered together at the corner of U.S. 33 and Ind. 205 to watch the townâ€™s Christmas tree light up.
Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl organized the affair to promote holiday togetherness for the town.
â€śWe are hoping to make this an annual event,â€ť said Sade-Bartl. â€śWe needed something here to kick off the holiday season. I think this works out just fine.â€ť
Santa made his entrance on a fire truck complete with flashing lights.
Zane Sade, a Churubusco High School graduate, serenaded the crowd with a Christmas carol.
Among the lights and sounds, baked goods and hot chocolate were served to raise money for the Churubusco Parks Department.
Town officials are working on a plan to revitalize the downtown area.
With renovations and enhancements to downtown, Sade-Bartl looks for the lighting event to grow in popularity.
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