25th year of lighting up Shelby

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By Lisa King

A huge crowd enjoyed almost balmy weather at the Celebration of Lights’ 25th anniversary Saturday in downtown Shelbyville.


Visitors enjoyed everything from carriage rides to face painting to yummy treats to sidewalk shopping and train rides, all topped off at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Veterans Park and singing by several choirs, including the East Middle School Chorus, which sang the National anthem as members of the Shelby County High School ROTC color guard presented the colors.

Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty concluded with thanking everyone for attending: "It's a wonderful event, and I just want to thank our merchants for making this what it is tonight."