Though relatively few locals turned out for the festivities, the City of St. Elmo still observed its annual Christmas in St. Elmo event on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Vendor booths, including Altamont’s Craft’n Couple (Jennifer and Rob Gentry) and Ray and Tina Scott of Tina Scott’s Gourds and More of St. Elmo, set up wares inside Serenity Therapeutic Massage, and horse-drawn carriage rides were offered outside of the police station. Children were invited to meet Santa inside city hall, and as always, the city Christmas tree was lit around nightfall. This year, Richard Lowe lit the tree.
SEBA president and Serenity Therapeutic Massage owner Barb Kilzer commented that coffee was provided by local Christian Americana band de la croiX, with members of the band present with information about the December Second Saturday service at St. Elmo Christian Church.
Some attendees speculated that a play at St. Elmo High School conflicted for many potential spectators. There was no recognition for a particular group of people such as firefighters, Lions, or police officers, as there has been in years previous.