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Milk and Cookies with the mayor

December 4, 2003

Nashville - Berrien Primary students are filling city hall with the Christmas spirit. They're entertaining city leaders with a Jingle and trimming the city tree with special hand-made ornaments. "Mine is an angel, and its sparkly and has my picture on it," said Haley Jernigan. "It's a reindeer, and we glued the eyes on the ball," said Hayward Carter.

Mayor Connie Perry helps each student find the perfect spot for their decoration. "We just wanted to invite them into city hall because children are the hope of our future, and Christmas is all about hope," said Perry.

In exchange for their gifts, the students received a traditional Christmas treat. "When you think of Christmas you think of lights, presents, and of course, gingerbread cookies and milk!" said Perry.

And they also got a brief lesson in city government. "She told us about all of the employees here, and what they do," said Haley Jernigan.

In the end, city hall gets a beautifully decorated tree, while students leave with a new understanding of city leadership, and stomachs full of Christmas treats.

The Christmas party kicks off a month long holiday celebration in Nashville.  A Decorator's Showcase will be held at the Carter-Clarke House December 7-14, the city's Christmas parade will be at 7:00 on December 8, "Life of Christ" scenes will be on the courthouse square December 10-12, and the Hometown Holiday Celebration will be held downtown on December 12.

posted at 4:00 by ashley.harper@walb.com

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