The Farmington Area Jaycees are proud to announce a fun, family event for anyone to attend! For more than 80 years the Jaycees have been building leaders while serving the community. The Farmington Area Jaycees are hosting their 27th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at the Governor Warner Mansion in downtown Farmington on December 1, 2012, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Registration for the event is not necessary but more information can be found at www.FAJC.org.
The Governor Warner Mansion (33805 Grand River Ave.) has been deeply rooted in the heart of Farmington since in 1867. Now owned by the city, it is run by volunteers who all share a passion for sharing local history. With its beautiful grounds and award-winning gardens, the mansion is a treasured location for photography sessions and wedding ceremonies. The Farmington Area Jaycees have used the gazebo area at the Gov. Warner Mansion for the past 27 years as home to its Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony.
Though admission is not required, representatives from the Toys-for-Tots program will be on-site, accepting gifts of new, unwrapped presents for children who will not receive gifts this holiday season. Community members will be able listen to the School of Rock group performing various holiday tunes, and will have the ability to join in a few sing-a-longs. Hear speeches from Farmington Mayor Tom Buck, Miss Oakland County Shelby Gardiner and Miss Oakland County’s Outstanding Teen Vanessa Chambe, as well as a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Hot chocolate and holiday treats will be available on-site as well. Donations will be accepted. Parents- remember to grab your camera, as a special guest may be making a pit stop from the North Pole and your children will not want to miss him! The event will proceed come rain, shine or snow!
The Farmington Area Jaycees are a local chapter of the Michigan Jaycees which represent more than 2,000 young professionals, ages 21-40, in more than 40 chapters across the state. Chapters develop and create community events, provide professional and personal trainings to members and help build today’s leaders. Additionally, chapters assist other charitable organizations and have been instrumental in raising funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and various other local charities.
For more detailed information about the Jaycees or this event, please visit our website at FAJC.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 877.411.FAJC.