~JSL Cookoff, Day of Declaration, Mexico Beach tree lighting in store~

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 09:48 AM.

The Port St. Joe High School NJROTC program will present the colors and a community choir comprised of choir members in churches around the community will be singing patriotic and spiritual songs.

“This has nothing to do with politics,” said Pastor James Wiley of Oak Grove Church. “People of faith are still here. We need to come together and show people that there are people of faith here.

“I don’t think you can truly be patriotic without faith. And if you are of faith, you have to be patriotic. What I hope is there will be such an overwhelming response. It is a celebration. We want it to be celebratory. It is a celebration of who we really are.”


The City of Mexico Beach, The Mexico Beach Community Development Council and the Special Events for Mexico Beach invite all to attend the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Sunset Park (next to El Governor Motel) on Sunday. 

The evening will start off at 6 p.m. CST as Mayor Al Cathey introduces this year’s tree lighter, Jim Middleton, a true hero and distinguished resident of Mexico Beach. Once the tree has been lit, local musicians will lead the crowd in singing classic Christmas carols that will get everyone into the holiday spirit. There will be an assortment of delicious homemade desserts, coffee and hot chocolate available while waiting on Santa to arrive. 

The annual golf cart parade will start to come down the street where Santa will follow behind to make his visit with all the boys and girls. Those wishing to have pictures taken with Santa are asked to please bring cameras. 

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