Fort McCoy News Dec. 11, 2015

Christmas Tree Lighting kicks off holiday season

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Sing a song

Children sing "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" Dec. 3 at the annual Fort McCoy Christmas Tree Lighting. The children, who are enrolled in Child, Youth & School Services' Child Development Center, kicked off the Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 3 with several carols.

The event featured music, snacks and hot chocolate, costumed holiday characters, a shop for children to buy gifts for their parents, arts and crafts, and the tree lighting.

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Have a marshmallow

Children dish up a snack during the event.

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On Santa's knee

Family members pose with Santa in front of the newly lit tree at McCoy's Community Center.

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