Bantam Historical Society rings in Christmas season
Steve and Nancy LaTour of Bantam and their daughter, Sophia, sing a Christmas carol during the Bantam Historical Society's tree lighting at Bantam River Park on Friday. Below, the tree in the park is lit. BZ photos
The Christmas season kicked off in Bantam on Friday when the Bantam Historical Society held its annual Christmas caroling and tree lighting at Bantam River Park.
Historical society members, including Dick Sheldon and Jane Golding, got the bonfire going at the park before the caroling commenced and the tree lighting followed.
Participants enjoyed hot drinks afterwards at Bantam Borough Hall.
Chris and Ann Combs join in the caroling.
Santa, played by Kevin Titus, welcomes the crowd.
Litchfield Hills Probate District Judge Diane Blick and Frank Pierzga are illuminated by the bonfire.
The Salisbury Band Christmas Brass and Hot Chocolate Society led the caroling.
Jane Golding of the Bantam Historical Society had the bonfire roaring.
Bantam Fire Co. volunteer firefighter John Caron and Santa pose in front of the BFC truck Caron decorated for the tree lighting.