Not everyone was excited to see Santa Claus during the Light Night celebration Saturday, November 24, 2018, in Fairfax. Nash Stevens was a bit afraid of the big man in red, but sat long enough for a photo and a goodie bag.
Jaycee Graves turns on the Christmas lights at the Fairfax City Park during the Light Night celebration Saturday, November 24, 2018. It was a beautiful evening for the event and the shelter house was full of Fairfax citizens enjoying the festivities. Jaycee turned on the lights as part of her Miss Fairfax duties for 2018-19.
Gifts were handed out at Light Night to some lucky children, including Avery Alvarez.
Little Mr. Fairfax Trevelyan Hicks-Bolin and Miss Fairfax Jaycee Graves led everyone in singing “Jingle Bells.”
The three Light Night participants, Velvet Williams, Austin Helfers, and Mack Smith, tested who was the fastest gift wrapper at the Fairfax City Park Saturday, November 24, 2018 (it was a three-way tie).
Hunter Fast was not fazed at all to see Santa at Fairfax’s Light Night.
Fairfax Light Night dawned “merry and bright” Saturday, November 24, 2018. It was beautiful weather for an outdoor gathering at the Fairfax City Park and people of all ages filled the shelter house in preparation for the fun-filled festivities.
Cookies and hot cocoa were provided by the sorority and church ladies of Fairfax and many people partook in the scrumptious treats. Sam O’Riley recognized all who contributed to the event, including Marilyn Reed, Bob and Marilyn Alldredge with Fairfax Agency, Fairfax Optimist and Kiwanis Clubs, Kent and Barb Fisher, Aimeé Seymour, and other anonymous donors. Many had contributed a table full of children’s gifts, which were handed out to several lucky children whose names were drawn out. Little Mr. Fairfax Trevelyan Hicks-Bolin and Miss Fairfax Jaycee Graves lead everyone in singing “Jingle Bells” and three Light Night participants tested who was the fastest gift wrapper in town (it was a three-way tie). Miss Fairfax Jaycee Graves then turned on the lights for the Christmas decorations. Others traveled down to the park slab for a number of games, while those with young children entered the cabin to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Winners of the Christmas Lights Contest were: Businesses – First Place, Smith Farms; Second Place, Fertilizer Seed Company; Third Place, Rays’ Dairy Diner; Park Displays – First Place, The Yard Goats; Second Place, Girl Scouts; Third Place, FRB.