LANETT- On Monday, Lanett Mayor Jamie Heard, and Council hosted their annual Christmas Tree Lighting event from the playgrounds next to W.O. Lance Elementary on an overcast night that had the perfect illustration of Christmas spirit as the community gathered and was delighted by free food & drink provided by the city of Lanett.
Mayor Jamie Heard opened up the evening by thanking the citizens, followed by colors performed by the Lanett JROTC.
Special musical performances by the Santa Maria Hispanic Choir, and the Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church provided the soundtrack to a holiday evening as the community gathered and sang along.
The evening concluded with this year's Honoree Kim Roberts, who serves as the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Executive Director and is a proud resident of the city she was born and raised in.
"Kim and her team have built several houses in the city of Lanett. She is always going above, and beyond. She loves Lanett, and we love her", said Heard as he introduced Roberts as the 2022 Lanett Honoree.
It is a tradition for the honoree to flip the switch to light the tree, and this year was no different as Roberts proudly did just that.
"Lanett has been my hometown all my life. They raised me, and it's just such an honor to see this community come together. We have such a wonderful mayor. I have my husband with me tonight, and that means everything because we don't always get to do a lot together. We love Lanett, and we are going to keep plugging, pushing, and we are going to get better as the years go by", said Roberts.
The Lanett honoree was surrounded by family, friends, and team at the Fuller Center on this special night.
Pictured above are Denise Mccain with Lanett Police, Lanett Mayor Jamie Heard, CFCP Executive Director Kim Roberts, and Robin Pierre with CFCP.