The town of Surry held its 11th annual tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 4. While onlookers waited in near pitch-darkness, Selectman Steve Bemiss spent a couple of minutes telling the history of the Christmas tree, which first appeared on this continent in the Province of Quebec in 1781. After switching on the lights, those assembled broke into “Rudoph the Red-nosed Reindeer” and other carols, and then shared refreshments in the Surry Methodist Church. The tree was decorated with ribbons earlier that day by fourth-graders from Surry Elementary School.
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