TREE LIGHTING: Officials with the city of Thayer held the first ever Christmas Tree lighting at Augusta Sitting Park. Gage Cozort officially lit the tree.
THAYER -- The first Thayer Christmas tree lighting was held Nov. 23 at Augusta Sitting Park in Thayer. Gary Barton said the lighting was held to promote city involvement. He said he and other city officals hope to make it an annual event.Some of those attending the event included: the Bob Eckman family, Norman and Gayle Cozort, the Jim Hart family, Larry and Rosie Simpson, Stanley and Kathy Hedden, Buddy Rogers, Gary, Cindy and Jessica Barton and Gage Cozort. The younger Cozort offically lit the tree. Barton said in the future the city would take suggestions from the community on how to make the event better. He said he appreciates all who participated in the event this first year.