That’s right! Santa Claus is coming to the town of Lookout Mountain, Ga., and he has his list in hand, already checked and rechecked.
Love Lookout, a committee that was formed to bring the community together and promote being a good neighbor, already has lots of stars by its name on Santa’s list. Thanks to committee members Will Moses, Greg Brown, Anne Henley Perry, Jenny Silberman, Melanie Reynolds and David Bennett, with Brian Salter and Daryl Heald at the helm, the first annual Christmas tree lighting is scheduled for Monday, November 30 at 7 p.m. There will be lots of activities leading up the lighting, and there will be caroling afterwards until 8 p.m. And surely the big, red guy will show up for this grand occasion!
Get ready for the parade, which begins at 4:30 p.m. at Fairyland Elementary School, and ends at the Christmas tree at Georgia Town Hall at 6:30. From FES, the parade will travel down Red Riding Hood and wind through Fairyland to Rock City, returning up Red Riding Hood Trail and ending at City Hall.
The Lookout Mountain, Ga., Police Department will collect toys for Stocking Full of Love, a nonprofit organization in Walker County that helps under privileged children in Walker County. New toys that are donated should be unwrapped. Also, cash and nonperishable food items are accepted. Everyone is encouraged to bring a toy, and any type of toy is appreciated.
You’ve probably noticed the enormous evergreen tree in front of the Lookout Mountain, Ga., City Hall. If not, you will surely notice it this month, in all of its dazzling holiday splendor. Everyone is invited to welcome the season as a community, with steaming mugs of hot chocolate and festive holiday cookies for all.
Following the tree lighting, make sure to stop by Cafe on the Corner, where Ruthie Oehmig will be grilling up hamburgers, hot dogs and serving beer and wine, all to raise fund for our mountain’s brave fire departments!