The staff here at the Tri-City Times wants to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas.
As always, we’ve enjoyed documenting all the fun and generous ways this community celebrates the holiday over the past several weeks. From food drives and visits with Santa to the concerts and parades that provide the iconic sights and sounds of the season, we really know how to set the scene for a seasonally good time.
We hope that in the coming days you’ll have the chance to enjoy peaceful and joyous times with family and friends around the Christmas tree, in a church pew or at the dinner table. This has truly become the one time per year that just about everything grinds or at least slows to a halt, and in our fast-paced society that’s pretty significant.
Of course, we’re grateful too for the people who will pull on their work boots or uniform tomorrow and perform those essential tasks even though the calendar says December 25—doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, tow truck drivers, farmers, nursing home and hospital staff, dispatchers, members of the military and the folks who keep hotels staffed for weary travelers.
May your holiday festivities be filled with warmth and good cheer no matter where Christmas Day finds you.