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Marquette Township Hosts “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

It's Santa!

Marquette, MI  –  November 27, 2018  –  Marquette Township sure caught the Christmas Spirit tonight as the community gathered in the Applebee’s parking lot for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Standing at 38 feet with hundreds of dazzling lights, this year’s tree is the biggest yet!

People joined us in the parking lot around 6:00pm for some classic Christmas tunes on the big stage. We started things off with music from “the Gift 106.1fm” before Northern Lights A Cappella took over to lead everyone in some traditional Christmas carols, followed by the Negaunee Male Chorus.

Hearing reports of the Grinch nearby, the Sheriff’s Department was on standby. Sure enough, that green Christmas thief couldn’t resist. He crept through the crowd making his way to toward our beautiful tree before his plans were spoiled once again by our friends at the Sheriff’s Department. They arrested that mean ole Grinch and saved Christmas, and just in time because Santa was arriving!

Make sure to join us next year for the annual Marquette Township "Catch the Christmas Spirit" Tree Lighting Ceremony.


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A Christmas to Remember from 1998

eric scott as santa

Merry Christmas from Eric Scott!

Merry Christmas! The staff here at Great Lakes Radio are sharing our favorite holiday memories or family traditions.

By Eric Scott

All year long, every child dreams of that special gift that they always hope Santa Claus will bring to them on Christmas morning. Whether it be a fire truck, a puppy, or a stereo… every child always has an answer for the question, “What would you like for Christmas this year?”

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