With the crowd counting down, Blount County Mayor Jerry Cunningham and Blount Today publisher Sherri Gardner Howell threw the switch and the courthouse lawn took on a seasonal glow. The event is part of Hometown Christmas, which is sponsored by Parks and Recreation, the county and cities and Blount Today.
Special events included a performance by the Hometown Choir and the Mary Blount Elementary Bell Choir. Mayor Cunningham also presented the Pride of Tennessee award to Don and Carol Story of Walland for their dedication to the community and community service.
County employees donated their time at the event and provided the
The trees will be on display until Jan. 1.
Darrell Watkins took these photos for Blount Today. Next week we will feature some of the decorated trees.