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Around Crofton: Community celebrates the start of the holidays with tree lightings

Around Crofton: Community celebrates the start of the holidays with tree lightings

To start the holiday season, hundreds of residents and shoppers crowded in the square of Waugh Chapel Towne Centre Saturday night to see the lighting of a large Christmas tree. As parents and children waited for Santa to arrive, care of the Anne Arundel Volunteer Fire Department's fire truck, the shopping center handed out hot cocoa, cookies, and holiday 3-D glasses. "We started this tree lighting last year and it has grown into a great annual holiday tradition," a spokeswoman for the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre said. Lu McLeod was with her 4-year-old daughter Maya and said the event reminded her of small towns portrayed in holiday movies. "We already got our tree and...

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