WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The city of West Monroe did not shy away from grandly starting the holiday season. Mayor Staci Mitchell and her staff held its first Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, on Thursday.
West Monroe Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Hundreds of families gathered at city hall to participate. Several elementary schools chimed in by having students perform. Students also decorated the trees in front of city hall that officials lit during the ceremony.
Mitchell says events like this truly bring the community together and create a family.
The city also collected toys, toiletries, and canned goods to be given to low-income families.