On Friday night the Forney City Council wished the citizens of Forney a Merry Christmas after officially throwing the switch to turn on Forney’s Christmas tree.
Located on Main Street in historic downtown Forney, a few hundred residents gathered to watch the ceremonial lighting of the town's Christmas tree, and to listen to a variety of holiday songs performed by the North Forney High Choir and the Forney High School Choir.
Welcoming the crowd, Mayor Rick Wilson stated “On behalf of the City of Forney and the Forney City Council, we welcome you here tonight for this ceremonial tree lighting ceremony. We have our special guest here, Santa, and we all going to countdown from 10 for the lighting of the tree, but first I want to make sure everyone recognizes the hard workers that we’ve had around here.”
Mayor Wilson said “I think they’ve been mascarading as elves, with all the work they have done on our downtown with the festive lighting and everything they have done. Let’s give everyone at the Park & Recreation, Public Works, Police and Fire, and everybody that has been involved in making this a great event today. Let’s give them a hand.”
The Council and Santa led the crowd in counting down from 10, and then everyone cheered enthusiastically as the tree light up, bright and beautiful for the first time.
Hot cocoa was served and the children lined up to have their pictures taken with Santa.
Written by: Denise Bell