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Sandy community celebrates holiday season with annual tree lighting in Centennial Plaza

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - The Christmas season was kicked off in Sandy with the annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 6. The holiday season can officially commence in Sandy. Mayor Stan Pulliam, with the help of his wife and two daughters, lit the town's Christmas tree in Centennial Plaza on Friday, Dec. 6.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - Scouts helped served refreshments at the annual tree lighting event on Friday.Many came out Friday night to enjoy free cocoa, coffee and cookies served by some of Santa's elves dressed as scouts, talk to the jolly old elf himself, take a trolley ride to see the city's holiday light displays and crafts and explore the Sandy Historical Museum.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - Santa made an appearance to talk to children in Centennial Plaza on Dec. 6.According to Sandy Economic Development Manager Dave Snider's count, about nine gallons of hot chocolate was consumed within the first 28 minutes of the two-hour event, yet again setting a record for the community event.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - Jenni Heller and her foster daughter admire the Christmas tree in Sandys plaza on Dec. 6. "I love how our community comes together to share the holiday spirit at this wonderful event," said Mayor Stan Pulliam. "The holiday season in Sandy is one of the true highlights of the year and this event is a great way to kickstart the holidays. Lighting the Christmas tree with my family and my neighbors will always be one of my favorite memories."

The tree will remain lit through Dec. 25 for all to enjoy.


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