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Billie Hopson, wife of Texas Representative Chuck Hopson, reacts as she sees the lights in Hazel Tilton Park just after flipping the switch to illuminate the area. After the lighting Christmas songs were sung by children from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. The lighting ceremony is an annual event and was the brainchild of Virginia Swinney as a way to commemorate the holiday season. The park is lit every night between now and New Year’s in downtown Jacksonville.

Billie Hopson, wife of Texas Representative Chuck Hopson, reacts as she sees the lights in Hazel Tilton Park just after flipping the switch to illuminate the area.  After the lighting Christmas songs were sung by children from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.  The lighting ceremony is an annual event and was the brainchild of Virginia Swinney as a way to commemorate the holiday season.  The park is lit every night between now and New Year’s in downtown Jacksonville.

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