Christmas blues in Pelahatchie

Credit: WAPT
Published on December 6, 2019 - Duration: 02:13s
Christmas blues in Pelahatchie

Christmas blues in Pelahatchie

NOW IS THE TIME FOR HOLIDAYCHEER...BUT AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE RAMPUP FOR THE HOLIDAYS, BUDGETISSUES IN PELAHATCHIEHAVE IMPACTED GETTTING THEIRCHRISTMAS DISPLAY ONLINE...NOW THE MAYOR IS LOOKING FORSOME OFSANTA'S HELPERS TO GET THE JOBDONE... TIS THE SEASON...CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE UP, INHOMES, AND STORES ACCROSS THEMETRO...EXCEPT FOR ONE TOWN.PELAHATCHIE...CITIZENS BEGAN REACHING OUT TOMAYOR RYSHONDA HARPER- BEECHAMIN NOVEMBER,WONDERING WHEN DECOR WOULD BESET UPFOR THE HOLIDAYS...NORMALLY SHE SAYS DECORATIONS GOUP 2WEEKS BEFORE THANKSGIVING... THEMAYOR SAYS SHE REACHED OUT TOHERDEPARTMENT OF MAINTENANCE...ANDGOTA VERY SCROOGE-LIKE ANSWER...WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE WATERAND SEWER LINE, WE DON'THAVE TIME, UM...RIGHT NOW.

THECHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE NOTIMPORTANTTHE MAYOR SAYS THE CITY HASDECORATIONSIN STORAGE, AND THEY WOULD HAVETO RENT ACOSTLY LIFT FOR SOME OF THETRIMMINGS...BUTNOT ALL OF THEM...ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS TAKE ITANDPLACE THEM IN THE GROUND.

THEYWERE LOWER GROUND DECOR.MAYOR BEECHAM PUT OUT A CALL FORHELP ONSOCIAL MEDIA...AND THE RESPONSEWASOVERWHELMING...ABOUT A DOZEN HELPING HANDS FROMNEIGHBORS...SOME OLDER, AND SOMEYOUNGER, SHOWED UP TO DECORATETHURSDAYEVENING.ORNAMENTS, AND CHRISTMAS WREATHSWERE UNPACKED...AND A CHRISTMAS TREE WAS SET UPFOR DISPLAYIN THE CITY'S GAZEBOIT'S VERY IMPORTANT NOT ONLY TOME, BUT TO THE CHILDRENOF TOWN, TO PEOPLE THAT'SVISITING THE TOWN, TO MAKESURE THAT WE'RE CELEBRATING THEREASON FOR THE SEASON.

AND,EVERYBODY LOVES CHRISTMAS!

ANDTHIS YEAR THE LIGHTS WILL SHINEBRIGHT IN PELAHATCHIE FOR THEHOLIDAYS...THE MAYOR SAYS HER HEART ISWARMED BYTHE COMMUNITY RESPONSE...I AM SO HAPPY...AND IT'S VERYINSPIRING TO SEE THE AMMOUNTOF LOVE THAT'S BEEN SHOWN FROMPEOPLE IN TOWN, AND OUT OF TOWN,THAT HAVE DECIDED TO COME HEREAND HELP, NOT ONLY ME...BUTTHE PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE, HAVEAWONDERFUL CHRISTMAS MAYOR BEECHAM SAYS A LOT OFCHRISTMAS TRIMMING WASACCOMPLISHED TONIGHT,BUT THEY PLAN ON FINISHING UPTHE WORKTOMMOROW...AND SHE IS EXTENDINGAN INVITATIONFOR VOLUNTEERS FROM ACROSS THEAREA TOJOIN IN...SHE IS OPEN TO ALL HANDS ON DECKBECOMING A COST- EFFECTIVE, NEWTRADITION IN PELAHATCHIE...TROY JOHNSON...16 WAPT NEWS AT10... NEW TONIGHT.

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