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Holiday blitz at Roswell Square


December 11, 2013

River Eves Elementary School’s choir performed at the annual lighting of Roswell’s historic town square. LAURA JONES/Staff.
Roswell Mayor Jere Wood reads "’Twas the Night Before Christmas" during the ceremony. LAURA JONES/Staff.
Bennie Davis gives Isabella, 7, a better view of the celebration in Roswell. LAURA JONES/Staff.
Carolers entertain the hundreds of people gathered for the lighting of the square in Roswell. CITY OF ROSWELL.
ROSWELL, Ga. — The weather outside was seasonable enough for hot chocolate warmth, as hundreds gathered to celebrate the holiday season at Roswell Square.

It was holiday cheer all around the city Saturday night, Dec. 7, to celebrate the annual lighting of Historic Roswell.

The festive atmosphere was of a quaint town that has maintained its historic significance over the years and brought on a feeling of home to a lively crowd of families, friends, neighbors and visitors.

One performance after another led to the countdown as the evening gave way to night.

Performers included River Eves Elementary School's choir, the Hillside Elementary Singers, Esther Jackson Elementary's chorus and the Roswell Ramblers chorus. Then, Roswell Mayor Jere Wood read the poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" to a group of hushed children.

After a countdown, the Christmas tree and the square were lit for the season.