The 10th Annual Junction Tree Lighting event was a cold one...even an angry bird showed up!...but fun, festive, and filled with people ready to celebrate the holidays and West Seattle.
SLIDESHOW: Junction Tree Lighting glowed in the cold
The 10th annual West Seattle Junction Tree Lighting event Dec. 7 for the first time in a long time faced temperatures in the 20's but that didn't prevent about 240 hardy souls from bundling up and making their way to the Junction Plaza Park for the festivities.
They weren't disappointed.
The Chief Sealth Marching Band put on a rousing show of amazing songs and arrangements as led by their director Marcus Pimpleton. People had a chance to enjoy some hot cider, cookies and granola bars as the band played. The event was led off by Easy Street Records owner Matt Vaughn who expressed his gratitude to the crowd for showing up and for "recycling the money locally to support local business."
Master of Ceremonies Brent Amacher, local State Farm Insurance agent and leader of his own wildly popular musical act, introduced the other musical acts for the evening, the Endolyne Children's Choir, Jay Cates and friends and Mark Pickerel.
The organizers, understanding that it was cold, got to the actual tree lighting and even had a shorter countdown. With a count of five it was lit and the crowd cheered...then quickly found their way to a warm place.
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