2013-11-29 / Front Page

Christmas festival to offer food, entertainment, Trees for Troops

By Wilson A. Rivera
Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office

The Christmas season has already started with joyful music and bright lights turning up all around.

Live entertainment, free Christmas trees given to troops, crafts for children, hay rides, and a visit by Santa Claus is all happening during the Fort Gordon Christmas Festival Dec. 5 at Barton Field starting at 4 p.m.

Service members can pick up a free Christmas tree from 4 to 7 p.m. while supplies last at the southeastern end of Barton Field. Christmas trees are available to all active duty enlisted service members within pay grades E-1 to E-6. To learn more about the Trees for Troops program, contact Renee Martinez at (706) 791-2505.

As the evening continues, Christmas carols will be sung throughout the night. Free cookies and hot cocoa will be available. Free pizza and a beverage will be offered starting at 5 p.m.

Children will have the opportunity to take part in free arts and craft, and take a hay ride around a lighted path of Barton field.

The opening ceremony and lighting of the post Christmas tree is scheduled to take place after 6 p.m. The Garrison commander is to speak after and followed by live entertainment from the U. S. Army Signal Corps Band, The Garden City Chorus, and The Fort Gordon Pre-K Singers.

For more information, visit www.fortgordon.com, or call (706) 791-6779.

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