Many community members in the city of Butterfield showed up to celebrate the first annual Christmas tree lighting which took place just across the street from the Butterfield Odin School.
The Christmas tree was lit as the Butterfield-Odin school choir sang “O Christmas Tree.” Meanwhile, Santa Claus posed for pictures with young children who attending the lighting of the tree.
General Electric donated the lights for the tree and the Fire Department in Butterfield offered a soup and breadstick supper in the fire hall following the lighting of the tree.
All of the proceeds from the event will go to the Butterfield Fire Department. Fire truck rides with Santa and door prizes were also given to those in attendance on Saturday, Dec. 1.