EARLY — The City of Early Beautification Commission invites you to join them for a fun and festive evening as

they light up Early with the lighting of the Christmas Tree. The festivities will be Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the intersection of Early Boulevard and Garmon Drive.

There will be performances starting at 6:30 p.m. by the Early Primary School Choir, Early Elementary School’s Local Vocals and the Early High School Band, joined by eighth-grade students.

United Supermarkets is once again supplying the hot chocolate, and cookies and will be served by Howard Payne University students.

Santa Clause will be brought in by the Early Volunteer Fire Department and will pass out candy and posing for pictures.

Parking for the event will be in the First Baptist Church parking lot. Access will be off of Lucas Street from the west and Garmon Drive from the east.

The Beautification Commission encourages all residents and businesses within the City of Early to help light up Early by participating in the Christmas Lighting Contest.

There is no need to register for the contest. Nominations will be made and voted on via social media. Gift cards from Hobby Lobby will awarded to the top three. Awards will be based on voting by the public.

Winners will be announced Friday, Dec. 20.

Guests attending the Christmas Tree Lighting, as well as residents and businesses participating in the Christmas

Lighting Contest, are encouraged to take photos and use the hash tag #lightupearly2019 when posting on social media.

For more information contact Rhonda Donahoo at the Early Visitors and Events Center at 325-649-9300. Or visit the City of Early Beautification’s Facebook page.

All of this is made possible by the $1 donation that Early resident’s pay on their monthly water bill each month.