Friday, November 2, 2012

Showcase - Mound Tree Lighting Ceremony

Now that Halloween is done, the citizens of Mound, Minnetrista, and Spring Park anxiously await of the upcoming season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Celebrate Greater Mound! has started preparations for the annual tree lighting ceremony along the Greenway and Auditor’s road. The festivities start at 6:00PM Thursday, November 15.

Cheery Christmas Lights!
The exciting new feature this year will be a live nativity taking place near the Andrew Sisters Trail. The nativity would be narrated by Bethel United Methodist’s pastor David McBride, and the Christmas story will be acted out by Mound residents. Look for the live nativity to start a few minutes after 6:00PM.

Singing groups from Our Lady of the Lake and the Pop Singers will be there to brighten the evening with holiday cheer and songs that everyone can sign along with while enjoying the coffee, hot chocolate and cookies provided by Caribou and Scotty B’s and Jubilee Foods. If the beverages aren’t enough to keep you warm, you can always head over to the bonfire attended by city staff.

Have you been naughty, or nice this year? Santa Claus will be arriving from the north by the Mound Fire Truck and be available to visit with children, young and old.

Fantastic events like these just don’t happen automatically. This year’s event is being put together by Celebrate Greater Mound!, which includes local businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals. Other fantastic supporters include the Mound-Westonka Cheerleaders, and the Boy Scouts. You can help too sponsoring the event by contacting Celebrate Greater Mound! at

You can find details at the webpage at, and follow updates by ‘liking’’ the Facebook page at