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Johns Creek rings in holiday season
Christmas tree, Hanukkah dreidel lighting indoors

by Hatcher Hurd

December 04, 2013

Young faces await the start of festivities. HATCHER HURD/Staff.
The Christmas tree and Hanukkah dreidel light up the night’s sky.HATCHER HURD/Staff.
The Barnwell Elementary School chorus, 37 strong, supplied the musical entertainment for the evening.HATCHER HURD/Staff.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. It was a damp Dec. 2 Christmas tree and Hanukkah dreidel lighting when weather forced everyone to watch from indoors, but nothing dampened the holiday spirit provided by the Barnwell Elementary School chorus.

Led by choral directors Kelley Kim and Grace Yen, the eighth annual lighting of the tree and dreidel was accompanied by carols and holiday music provided by Barnwell's chorus.

Mayor Mike Bodker introduced the chorus to a packed house of mostly parents. The climax, of course, was the lighting witnessed from the third floor of City Hall where everyone was nice and dry.

The Founders Day Parade will proceed Saturday at 10 a.m. rain or shine.