A Christ­mas kick-start in Cupids

The Compass - - NEWS - Pho­tos by Terry Roberts/The Com­pass

The Town of Cupids hosted a spe­cial hol­i­day tree light­ing cer­e­mony at the com­mu­nity cen­tre on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 4, with sev­eral dozens res­i­dents in at­ten­dance to of­fi­cially kick off the Christ­mas sea­son with songs, hot choco­late and cook­ies, and a visit from Santa Claus. Here are some im­ages from the event.

Mem­bers of the Bri­gus-Cupids-Ge­orge­town male choir pro­vided the mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment. They were led by Harold Clarke (on gui­tar). On the key­board is Lena Payne.

Dur­ing his wel­com­ing re­marks, Cupids Mayor Harold Ak­er­man (left) of­fered thanks to mem­bers of the Bay de Grave Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, many of whom were in at­ten­dance. He is shown here with Chief Jeremy (Jake) Hall.

Lend­ing their voices to the singing were, from left, Shirley Ak­er­man, Is­abel Mor­gan, Norma But­ler and Phyl­lis Newell.

Judy Keat­ing, a mem­ber of the recre­ation com­mit­tee, passes out hot choco­late to five-year-old Dakota Mug­ford (right). Be­hind Dakota is her three­year-old brother Hunter.

Mem­bers of the au­di­ence sing along to a carol sung by mem­bers of the Bri­gus-Cupids-Ge­orge­town male choir.

The event at­tracted all ages, in­clud­ing three gen­er­a­tions of the Burry fam­ily. Pic­tured here are Der­rick Burry (left), his daugh­ter Lind­say An­drews, grand­son Ajay (age 3), and a sleepy grand­daugh­ter Ava (seven months).

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