SPRING CITY—After a countdown from ten to one, a large Christmas tree on the lawn of the Old Spring City School Community Center—along with the building itself—lighted up, kicking off the town’s holiday celebration last Saturday, Nov. 4.
Virginia Thompson, the town’s Citizen of the Year for 2021, announced the countdown, and at the count of “one,” volunteers and staff at various locations on the community center grounds, plugged in the light strands.
Mayor Cynthia DeGrey announced the winners of the second annual light-pole decorating contest. Taking first in the business category was Springtown Springs Sinclair. Das Cafe took second, and the Spring City Arts Gallery took third.
In the community and family category, Nancy Vanderwall took first place; the Spring City 1st Ward Young Women took second; and the Bryan and Kaelyn Hansen family were third.
In both categories, the first-place price was $200. Second-place netted $100, while third-place winners got $75.
After prizes were awarded, the crowd sang Christmas carols as the town fire truck pulled up to the Old School with Santa aboard.
As he bounced into the lobby of the building, a line of youngsters formed to get up to his chair. After Santa listened to each child’s requests, Morgan Drew, Miss Spring City, and Claire Childs, Little Miss Spring City, handed each youngster a bag of candy.
Mayor DeGrey said the city had received a grant for a community celebration from the Central Utah Public Health Department. She said the grant covered the prizes and other costs of the event.