Well over 500 citizens lined the street in downtown Brooklet for the annual tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, November 30.
The Brooklet tree lighting event kicked off at 6pm at the gazebo in downtown Brooklet. Ellen Perkins of the Brooklet Community Development Association welcomed community members to the event, followed by a prayer from Mayor Joe Grooms.
Five Brooklet church pastors and choirs provided music along with the Southeast Bulloch High School band and chorus. Churches include Brooklet United Methodist, Landmark Holiness, Brooklet Primitive Baptist, Brooklet First Baptist, and Little Bethel Baptist. The Brooklet Elementary School chorus also performed.
Elder Lee Chambers from Brooklet Primitive Baptist read the Christmas Story.
Southern Dance Academy also performed under the direction of Rosanna Hoyle.
Following the performances, Santa made an appearance for photos and visits!
Morris Bank provided refreshments.