Images of Christmas

By: 
Bethany Carson

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 The tunes of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “How Many Kings,” rang out in Clarksville, as American Idol Maddie Poppe wished her hometown a Merry Christmas and lit the Christmas tree on Main Street with Mayor Val Swinton to kick off Images of Christmas.
     Poppe led the kiddie parade from Reading Park to the tree on Main Street, riding in a fire truck driven by fireman and councilman Jeff Kolb.
     Almost every business downtown was open with refreshments and activities for all. Local churches presented a live nativity. Frosty the Snowman spread Christmas cheer down Main Street.
     Bell choirs played in the vacant building owned by Pete and Shorty’s, Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted guests at Clarksville Chiropractic, and Butler County Conservation and others roasted s’mores downtown.
 
Read more in the December 6 edition of the STAR.
 
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