Brookhaven, GA, December 9, 2016 – by Trey Benton – One of the coldest evenings of the year couldn’t keep hundreds of Brookhaven citizens away from Blackburn Park Thursday, as the City held its annual Light Up Brookhaven event.
To warm things up, singer/songwriter Wesley Cook entertained the large crowd while they were busy making Christmas and Hanukkah crafts. Many had their photo taken with Santa while doing their best to convince him they behaved all year long and deserved everything on their wish list.
Girl Scout Troop 11564 had hot chocolate for sale and hosted a raffle for some of their premium Girl Scout cookie selections. Montgomery Elementary and Marist School Choirs sang several favorite and familiar Holiday tunes and the Brookhaven Police Explorers were recognized.
This year, the City also hosted the first annual wreath decorating contest which was won by Brookhaven Resident Melissa Wheeler. Her winning wreath will be displayed at City Hall. Fallon Lucas took second place and Caroline Rose won third. Their wreaths will be displayed at the Lynwood and Briarwood Community Centers.
All in all the event went on without a hitch and a great festive time was had by all. Some photos of the event are below. All Photos by Trey Benton.