Anticipation - Both young and old attended the Gillette Park Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday night as Cherokee kicked off the Christmas season by lighting the 70-foot Great White Pine Tree in the center of the renovated park on West Bluff Street. Cherokee State Bank donated the cost of the lights, and City Park employees and volunteers strung the lights. Photo by Paul Struck
J.C. Cook lets everyone know they will be on camera
'How well we see thy light...' The 70-foot tall Great White Pine in Gillette Park makes a stunning Christmas Tree in Cherokee to help residents celebrate the spirit and meaning of Christmas. Photos by Paul Struck [Click to enlarge]
Three Wise Men - The crowd was small but appreciative when the Christmas lights were turned on Gillette Park's 70-foot Great White Pine Thanksgiving night, signaling the beginning of the Christmas Season in Cherokee. J.C. Cook, middle, was the architect of the special event, and City Parks Superintendent Duane Mummert, right, was instrumental in hanging the lights. Community booster Jim Adamson, left, was among several City notables also attending the special event.
The crowd gathered at the Tree Lighting had representatives who were both big and small, two-legged and four.