PHOTOS: Holiday spirit overtakes Eckville

Jayda, Ryker and Jed were visiting grandma, but made sure they had time to let Santa know what is on their Christmas lists. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
The tree lighting event started with a gathering at the Eckville Legion hosted by FCSS. Everyone was invited to have a hot dog and hot chocolate on Nov. 22. People then used the time to hang out and enjoy each other’s company. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Elia and Thomas take a seat on Santa’s lap to take a picture. Santa was the most popular man in the room on Thursday night as kids took their turn sharing their wish list and taking photos. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Mayor Helen Posti addresses the group to say a special thanks to the Lion’s Club, who donated the food, FCSS, and the volunteers who helped cook the hot dogs. She then reminded everyone to head down to the tree lighting at 7 p.m. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Kinzley Saarela, Little Miss Eckville, help Mayor Posti flip the switch to light the tree next to the memorial structure. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Once the tree was illuminated the crowd hung around, taking pictures and singing carols basking in the holiday spirit. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

The annual tree lighting event took place on Nov. 22.

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