Tree lighting held in Batavia Township

Batavia Township held its community tree-lighting and decorating ceremony Dec. 2.

The annual holiday party, which is in its third year as a township event, was attended by more than 200 people, more than half of those being excited and enthusiastic Batavia School District children.

“It’s our way of showing our appreciation to the community,” said Batavia Township trustee Lee Cornett. “And it’s fun to watch the children visit with Santa, put ornaments on the enormous tree in the lobby, listen to Christmas songs, and just have some holiday fun.”