Foul weather can’t spoil lighting

BREMEN — Bitter cold temperatures and freezing rain didn’t stop people from coming out and kicking off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the main street in Bremen. 
Holiday classics were performed by the Horizon band. Girls and Boys Scouts helped sing and “Here comes Santa Claus”  was performed to welcome for the arrival of Old Saint Nick.
Jennifer Gonzales was this year’s coloring contest winner and had the honor of flipping the switch to light up the downtown area. The night finished up with a quick visit with Santa. 
Probably the visitor with the most miles was Lydia Werk, 3, traveled all the way from St. Louis with her family to fill Santa’s ear with her wish list and also to visit with her grandma who also works and lives in Bremen. 
Tony Hickey, 9, was one of Santa’s first visitors Saturday. Santa will be at his downtown location every Saturday until Christmas from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.