By Mayor Sean Terry
The unmistakable magic of the Christmas season is all around us. The brightly colored lights and seasonal decorations all over town are reminders of this most special time of year. The looks of anticipation on the faces of young children, and many adults as well, send a clear signal that, in spite of everything, there is still some grace and goodness in our world.
That magic was most certainly be present at our annual Christmas On the Square celebration on Wednesday, December 4th. The celebration, presented by Celina Main Street and sponsored by the Stevens Insurance Group, included a Christmas train ride, an inflatable slide, bounce houses, a live reindeer display, a hayride, and much more. The Holiday Market is always a favorite, and of course, I got the privilege of officially lighting the traditional community Christmas tree. We listened to lots of holiday music and watched many performances throughout the evening. We hope you enjoyed and were able to be a part of it.
Our administrative offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25, to allow our employees the opportunity to enjoy the holiday with their friends and families. Emergency personnel will be on duty, though, as always. If you see a police officer or firefighter on duty during the Christmas holiday break, please take a moment and express your thanks for their service in protecting our community. These men and women are on the front lines of keeping us safe, so our gratitude is extremely well-placed.
And speaking of staying safe, the traffic signals on Preston Road will go into service this month, providing us the safety of controlled movement and right-of-way of vehicles traveling through our City. Please be mindful of the lights, and as always, please obey all traffic signals and warnings.
Finally, remember that we are always eager to share our news with you. Join us on Facebook, sign up for our monthly online newsletter, visit our website, and come by City Hall whenever you like. We always enjoy hearing from you.
From the Terry family to yours, Merry Christmas!
Photo courtesy of City of Celina