Panama City – The Bay County Board of County Commissioners will hold its 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Bay County Government Center, located at 840 W. 11th St.

“We are excited to once again hold the Christmas Tree Lighting, after the pandemic sidelined the event last year,” Bay County Commission Chairman Robert Carroll said. “We look forward to again bring the community together to celebrate the peace, love and hope of the holiday season.”

The Mosley High School choir and band will perform Christmas music while free hot cocoa and cookies are served to the public as they await a special appearance by Santa Claus.

The public is invited to attend and encouraged to bring cameras for photos with Santa.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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