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First Caroling in Milton Memorial Park is a hit

Dec 31, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Haley Rogers, 4, has a big smile as mom Kristy pushes her swing high at the Caroling in Milton Memorial Park. Kristy Rogers is the new Milton town clerk.

The unseasonably warm Milton air was filled with music, singing and fun for all as the first annual Caroling in Milton Memorial Park delighted young and old alike Friday, Dec. 20.

Hoping it will become an annual Christmas event, the mayor and council welcomed all to celebrate in fellowship, fun, laughter and singing.

Milton Clipper conductor John Collier drives a happy crowd around the park during the Caroling in Milton Memorial Park. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Wendy Harpster of the Milton Parks and Recreation Committee displays the cookies given away to the carolers. Milton Subway, Family Dollar and Food Lion donated the many packs of cookies to energize the singers during the event. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Local entertainer John Mixon acted as emcee for the event. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Evangeline Dillard, 13, of Mariner Middle School narrates the story of Rudolph as the Mariner band plays and sings the well-known carol. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Members of the Mariner Middle School band sang carols to entertain the crowd gathered at the annual event. Shown are (l-r) Victoria Stein,12; Hayley Talbot, 11; Lamarcus Thompson, 11; Lexi Bickleman and Mariner band director Marian Sunnergren. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner band director Marian Sunnergren and Lexi Bickleman sing a popular carol. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Milton Mayor Marion Jones, center, welcomes the carolers to Milton Memorial Park with Vice Mayor John Booros, left, and Councilman Mike Cote. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Daisy Hughes is a little timid when meeting the Milton Lions Club lion, aka Ruth Reynolds, but daddy D.J. is there to protect her. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Singing a happy carol are (l-r) Shorel Clark, Cagney France and Stell Selby. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Taking a break from singing, and relaxing at the park  are Mariner Middle students Kaitlynne Connors, left, and Haley Betyeman. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Enjoying a ride on the Milton Clipper are (l-r) Peggy Jones, Chris Jacona and Cohen Betts, 4. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Passing out free hot chocolate are Milton Lions Club members (l-r) Mary Catherine Hopkins, Marshall Reynolds and Bill Preston. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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