’Christmas time is here -- happiness and cheer’

’Christmas time is here -- happiness and cheer’Ridgecrest City Hall Traffic Circle glows with the community Christmas tree, which was lit Dec. 2 in the city’s 12th Annual Tree Lighting and Candlelight Caroling Program. More than 300 people attended the ceremony, according to Kathy Armstrong, committee member. Music teachers Dan Peterson, Simon Austin and Lisa Austin brought high school and middle school students with them to sing and to carol with the crowd. “It was fabulous,” said Armstrong. “The carolers sang ‘O Christmas Tree’ just before we lit the tree.” Next time you’re driving by after dark, take a moment to drive around the traffic circle and check it out.

Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2012-12-12