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Editor’s Corner: Christmas traditions
Andrea Gutierrez new

Editor’s note: Our intern Jeffrey will part ways with the Bryan County News at the end of this semester, so I gave him a short writing assignment related to Christmas in Bryan County. All of us here at Bryan County News wish Jeffrey good luck in his future endeavors in college! His hard work and enthusiasm for news will be fondly remembered.

During December, people from all around the world celebrate Christmas, one of the most beloved holidays before the year ends. Christmas is a wonderful way to spread holiday cheer with co-workers, neighbors, friends, and family. The holiday also comes with many traditions that help people get into the holiday spirit. Some of these include Christmas caroling, watching Christmas movies, or visiting friends or family.

Another fun tradition to do with the family is writing letters to Santa. The city of Richmond Hill is hosting a Letters to Santa event from November 20th to December 16th. Children can send these letters to City Hall (40 Richard R. Davis Drive.).

You can also participate in local Christmas-themed events with your family. If you missed the Richmond Hill Christmas parade last Saturday, you can also participate in other local events in Richmond Hill. On December 16th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., The Richmond Hill Fire Department will host a Breakfast with Santa at Station 1. The event will also have a donation for RHFD’s “Operations Presents Under the Tree”, which gives presents to families in need.

There will also be a free community event at J.F Gregory Park for a “Snow” Much Fun Day on Thursday, December 21st from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be inflatables, “Snow” Flurries on the Hill, Trackless Train Rides, and you can get photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Whatever you choose to do during the jolidays, the Christmas season is a great time to spread holiday cheer with people.

Jeffrey Burton, also known as J.J., is a senior at Richmond Hill High School. Born in Bloomington, Illinois to a military family, he has been a resident of Richmond Hill for four years.

He is a cadet in his school’s JROTC program, and is also on the color guard team. Outside of school, Burton enjoys music. He plays the drums, and enjoys singing in his church choir. On the weekends, he enjoys surfing on Tybee Island.

Burton credits his interest in journalism to watching the evening news with his grandfather. After high school, Burton plans to attend Georgia Southern University and major in Broadcast Journalism.

Andrea Gutierrez is the editor of Bryan County News.

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