lighting ceremony will be Wednesday
There will be a holiday lighting ceremony in Platte City
this year, though it will be slightly different than previous
City of Platte City officials are putting together the
program through their parks and recreation department,
and getting some help from Valerie Greenough of the Chamber
of Commerce. The ceremony is set for Wednesday, Nov. 27
on the lawn of the Platte County Courthouse.
Face painting will start about 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. The
Sonlight Assembly of God choir will be singing. Santa
and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for pictures taken by Jacquie's
Photos. Magic reindeer feed packets will be given out
by Girl Scout Troop No. 1100. Cookies, hot chocolate and
hot cider will be served by a soon-to-be open restaurant
known as the Platte County Grill.
The ceremony will include a message from Mayor Dave Brooks,
with the actual lighting of the Platte County Courthouse
taking place at around 5:30.
Uncertainty had surrounded this year's ceremony, as the
Platte City Lions Club earlier announced it is switching
the presentation of its annual Truman Glenn Award from
the lighting ceremony to the city's Fourth of July celebration.
Also, the appearance of a children's choir was in doubt
because Debbie Dance Uhrig, organizer of past performances,
was uncertain whether she'd be able to assist due to health