Ridgeway welcomes Christmas

Ridgeway Mayor Heath Cookendorfer, center, with councilman Don Prioleau, left, his niece, Loryn Prioleau, 5, and councilwoman Belva Bush Belton, right, set the tree aglow on the porch of the Century House. | Photos: Barbara Ball

RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway leaders lit a smaller tree this year but the effect was the same – the heralding of the Christmas season.

The downtown buildings and homes were lit to the nines this year and shops were brimming with every Christmas gift imaginable – clothes, trinkets, sweets and home décor. Christmas music filled the air in downtown, and restaurants were full of diners.