Fairhope Lighting of the Trees 2016 Poster Artwork By Amanda Petro
The City of Fairhope will kick off the holiday season with their annual Fairhope Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, November 17. Festivities begin at 5:30 and the lights come on at 6 p.m. sharp! The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be emceed by the voice of the WABF, Lori Dubose. Entertainment includes the Fairhope High School band, the Fairhope Middle School band, Center Stage Choir, and the Eastern Shore Choral Society. Mrs. Claus will be passing out candy canes and letting children write a wish list to Santa for her to take back to the North Pole.
This year's Lighting of the Trees poster artwork is by Amanda Petro. “I am so grateful to have been raised in the beautiful town of Fairhope, Alabama. I was born with the desire to create, but living in a town of artists and patrons of the arts, definitely further encouraged and ignited my passion. Lighting of the trees is the official kickoff to the holiday season. I was so honored to paint this year’s artwork for the event. Now that I live in Birmingham, Fairhope really holds a special place in my heart. When people ask me about where I’m from, I always use the adjective “Magical”.
A display of Petro’s artwork will be in downtown Fairhope the night of tree lighting at the Lyon’s Share Gallery. Posters are available for $10 each at Fairhope City Hall and at Lyons Share Gallery beginning October 29th. For additional information on Fairhope’s Tree Lighting Celebration, call Paige Crawford at 929-1466.