Franklin Springs to Hold Virtual Tree Lighting This Week

The City of Franklin Springs is changing up its annual Christmas tree lighting and events.

At their regular meeting last month, Mayor Lee Moore said because of the COVID pandemic, they have decided to do a virtual Christmas tree lighting this year.

Moore said there will also be a Santa’s mailbox in front of City Hall for kids to sent their letters to Santa.

“With the current rise of the coronavirus in our community and our county, I think we need to go to a strictly to a Facebook live lighting of our Christmas tree lighting,” he said.

The City has also added a Letters to Santa mailbox in front of City Hall for kids to drop off their letters.

The tree lighting takes place this Thursday evening, December 3 at the Franklin Springs City Hall at 6:30p, and will be aired live on their Facebook page.

But another tradition that kicks off the City’s annual tree lighting will still take place.

However, according to City Clerk Jackie Yearwood, that too, will be a bit different this year.

“As you know throughout the years we’ve had a Christmas tree lighting we’ve always had crafts and goodies for the kids. So we wanted to try and keep that tradition going. But with COVID it’s going to be a little bit different,” Yearwood explained. “The process is we will light the tree at 6:30p on Facebook live and then from 6:30p to 7:30p people can drive through and see the tree and we will hand out goodie bags for the kids.”

Again, the Franklin Springs tree lighting takes place this Thursday evening at 6:30p and will be aired live on the Franklin Springs Facebook page.

The Christmas goodie bag drive-through giveaway will take place from 6:30p to 7:30p at City Hall.