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Braselton kicks off holidays Saturday
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The Town of Braselton is set to welcome the holidays with its annual tree lighting from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

The program will get under way at 5 p.m. in front of the Braselton Brothers Store with Braselton Rotary Club president Leigh Carroll welcoming the crowd.

Next the Braselton Christian Academy will take the stage at 5:15 p.m. followed by North Georgia Dance & Music to entertain the crowd with a special musical offering.

Downtown director Amy Pinnell will make announcements about other upcoming holiday happenings including the Nov. 21 parade and festival and the Dec. 12 Let’s Go Caroling event in downtown.

McKenna Brandenburg, who represents the Braselton Downtown Development Authority in the Jackson County’s Got Talent contest set for Jan. 30 at the Jefferson Civic Center, will sing two selections.

Talent from around Jackson County, including Brandenburg, will partner with local nonprofits to battle it out for the title. Votes and donations will support your favorite performer and nonprofit. Donations to Brandenburg’s balloting can be made at the event.

The Salvation Army will be represented on stage with Braselton Mayor Bill Orr. Herb Braselton and family will sing.

Galilee Christian Church’s handbell choir will perform before Martha Martin shares the history of the Braselton Brothers fruit bag holiday tradition which is continuing.

Andy Garrison will bring the holidays to life with some storytelling and the tree will be lit by special guests, Santa Claus, who will return the following week for the parade and Cookies with Santa.

The action will then move to Braselton Park for the Movies Under the Stars, featuring “Jurassic World.”

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