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West Monroe tree lighting ceremony to be held December 1st


The ceremony will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the West Monroe City Hall parking lot located at 2305 N. 7th Street. The public is invited to view the official lighting of the City Hall Christmas Tree as well as several live Christmas Trees decorated by local schools and organizations.

The event will include the singing of Christmas Carols by local school choirs and musicians and complimentary refreshments. Children are encouraged to drop off their letters to Santa Claus. The lighting ceremony is free and open to the public.

Attendees are asked to bring donations of new, unwrapped toys to place under the City Hall Christmas Tree. Donated items will be distributed to needy families this holiday season by the West Monroe Fire Department.

For more information about the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, please contact the West Monroe

Mayor’s Office at (318) 396-2600.

Fredrick Louis is a native of Monroe, Louisiana and has worked in and around Northeast Louisiana for more than 40 years. He graduated from Wossman High School and then went on to the University of Louisiana at Monroe to graduate with a B.S. in Mathematics. Following that, he attended Grambling State University where he received his M.A.T. He loves the city of Monroe and is always looking for a way to serve in the community. That love for community has led him to a 10-year career in teaching. He has worked in both the Monroe City and Ouachita Parish school systems. He was also a candidate for mayor in 2020 and has used that experience to show his students that you can do anything you want and that the only failure is not trying.