Band plays for Christmas tree lighting

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Emma Adams

The first of what the city hopes becomes an annual Christmas tree lighting was held at the new Buffalo Civic Center on December 2. Many citizens came to watch the tree be lit and enjoy the festivities at the Civic Center.

“I love Christmas – it’s my favorite holiday of the year,” junior Lindsey Gonzales said. “I love the thought of new traditions.”

The event is a new one for the community, who also has a new mayor after last spring’s election. Kona Ice was there with treats and there were activities for the kids.

“It was such a good family experience,” sophomore Hannah Travis said. “My nephew loved getting to play on the bounce houses and I love that Buffalo is trying to start new community traditions.”

Mayor Jarred Jones led the countdown, and the city council members and community joined in. The Buffalo High School Band played Christmas Carols for the evening.

“It was a great night, and I loved every part of it,” sophomore Omar Almedia said. “I love Christmas and playing my instrument, and they just went hand and hand.”

The tree will stay lit until after the new year.