Holly Pond celebrates season with luminaries, Christmas cards

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Luminaries and U.S. flags line the walkway to the water at Holly Pond’s Governor's Park Tuesday night. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune)

HOLLY POND – The Holly Pond Civitan Club, community members and officials from the Town of Holly Pond braved the cold temperatures Tuesday night for the Town’s annual Cards in the Park and Luminaries in the Park events.

All along paths in Governor's Park, white bags with glowing yellow candles inside were set out to remember or honor friends and family of Holly Pond community members.  Toward the water, luminaries and United States flags were placed to honor and remember area veterans.

“It’s a good way to remember someone,” said Holly Pond Mayor Bill Oliver.  “(The) Civitans, Town and community all come together (for the event).”

Local businesses, clubs, churches, schools and others have placed large “Christmas cards” in the park as well.

“It’s a real unique thing, and a lot of work,” said Oliver.

The Cards in the Park event usually coincides with the Holly Pond Christmas Parade; however, this year the parade, scheduled for last Saturday, was canceled due to heavy rain.

Both events Tuesday night saw good turnouts.

“It’s been a very good community event; I enjoy it,” said Oliver.

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