Athens getting ready for annual tree lighting and toy giveaway

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ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Christmas will come early today in Limestone County, as Santa Claus will make an appearance as part of annual event in Athens.

It’s the Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Tree Lighting and Bicycle/Toy Giveaway at 5 p.m.

Several city agencies and organizations are taking part in making the event a success.

Snacks will be served and there will also be a drawing for bicycles.  Event organizers will also provide a toy to each of the estimated 200 children who registered for the giveaway.

Most of the children that will be in attendance are from the Athens Limestone Boys and Girls Club.

Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park is located on Hine Street just north of the Washington Street intersection.