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A Rosemark Christmas

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Rosemark Tree Lighting 1 Rosemark Tree Lighting 2 Rosemark Tree Lighting 3 Rosemark Tree Lighting 4The Lighting of the Rosemark Christmas Tree has been a tradition since the 1930’s.
The planting of a new tree took place in the early 1990’s, which triggered a renewed vigor and excitement with the local participants. The 30-foot tree at the corner of Kerr-Rosemark Road and Rosemark Road was officially lit on Sunday evening, Nov. 30 by Nolan Dillard, Julie Jones, Faith Moorlach, and Xara Moorlach. The large crowd of community supporters cheered, took pictures and enjoyed a time of fellowship.
Cary E. Vaughn, First Vice President, Board of Directors of Historic Archives of Rosemark and Environs (H.A.R.E.) opened the program with a welcome and prayer. Judge Jon McCalla, President, Board of Directors of H.A.R.E. gave a brief overview of this annual event. In addition, he recognized and gave kudos to all core sponsors, such as Ritter Communications for the trimming and overall maintenance of the tree. Trip Jones, President of the Rosemark Civic Club explained the community partnerships like Patriot Bank (Title Sponsor) that aid in making the country fair and tree lighting possible.
Pastor Kent Moorlach of Richland ARP Church gave an inspiring message, and he was instrumental in providing the church grounds and facilities for the service. Tipton-Rosemark Academy Senior Choir and other local churches ministered through song.
So many people, companies, and organizations play an integral part in the success of these type of programs. What a perfect example of a collaborative, community effort. The following is a current list of sustaining investors:

Patriot Bank
Boatwright Pharmacy
Ritter Communications
H.A.R.E., Inc.
Mike & Mary Ann Leggett
Jon & Mary McCalla
Safelite AutoGlass
Pat & Ruth Billingsley
Arnett Tractor & Supply
Richard Freudenberg
Advocare/Jones Law Firm
Wooten Tractor Co.
1st Citizens Investments
Commissioner Terry Roland
Sanford Law Firm
Baskin Robbins
Trip & Barbara Jones
Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews PLC

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 for the next Country Fair at Rosemark. We are planning several events throughout the calendar year, and we would welcome your input and involvement. Contact us at 289-1254, or e-mail at for additional information.

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