Christmas preparations begin for Lawrence County

Lawrence County Commissioners Bobby Burch and Kyle Pankey, Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Craig Johnston, and State Representative Proncey Robertson met on the courthouse lawn Monday to layout ideas for a Christmas on the Square event coming this December.

Selfie-stations, live musicians, and maybe even a snow machine are ideas Lawrence County organizers have bounced around for a Christmas tree display on the Moulton Courthouse Square this December.

The Lawrence County Commission and the County’s Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to bring Christmas on the Square to Moulton this year.

District 4 Commissioner Bobby Burch said the county will provide at least 100 trees to be set up around the historic courthouse lawn in downtown Moulton. Businesses, organizations, and local residents will be able to select a tree to decorate on a first-come-first-served basis.

But plans have grown beyond a meager Christmas tree display. Burch said churches and local musicians will be encouraged to sign up to perform on the courthouse lawn each night the displays are up.

Lawrence County Chamber Executive Director Craig Johnston said select displays on the square will also feature selfie hotspots to encourage visitors to share their photos to social media, an idea aimed at attracting attention to downtown Moulton for local businesses.

Burch, Johnston, District 3 Commissioner Kyle Pankey, and State Representative Proncey Robertson met on the courthouse lawn Monday to discuss a grid-plan for the tree displays.

Joe Wheeler Electric Membership Cooperative has agreed to assist with the lighting, Pankey said.

Christmas lights will not be provided, and participants will be required to decorate with LED lighting, according to commissioners. 

Further information will become available as plans are finalized.

“We want people to get creative when they come to decorate their tree,” Pankey said. “This is another way to promote their business or organization, and we really want everyone to have fun with it.”

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