Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Tree Lighting at Bowie City Hall

The City of Bowie held its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony last Sunday night at City Hall.

Bowie Mayor G. Fred Robinson introduces the City Council and other dignitaries.

Nichelle Fullen leads the crowd in holiday songs.

Local politicians sing. From left to right, Councilwoman Diane Polangin, Abba Polangin, Councilman Isaac "Ike" Trouth, Councilwoman Geraldine Valentino-Smith, Valentino-Smith's daughter and Maryland District 23 Senator Doug Peters.

From left to right, Kathy Brady, Councilman Dennis Brady, unknown, Mayor Robinson, Councilman Jimmy Marcos, Councilman Todd Turner and Anita Turner. Todd Turner looks like he might be enjoying a cat nap.

A small crowd gathers for the singing.

And finally, the lights are on.

Nichelle Fullen leads the crowd in a local rendition of Here Comes Santa Claus.

The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department escorts Santa and Mrs. Claus to City Hall.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are lowered from the fire truck.

Face painting and craft activities were held for the kiddies. Here is the craft room in City Hall.

Santa and Mrs. Claus listen to Christmas wishes and hand out candy.


  1. You Bowie-ites sure know how to enjoy the holidays!

  2. Cyndy, the fun has just started! By the way, local traffic reporter Lisa Baden refers to us as Bowie-tians.

  3. Hey, Bowie Mike-
    Thanks, for linking to my website. I, definitely, appreciate it.
    I really like that you've created this blog concerning all things Bowie. It's a great town and I LOVE living here!

  4. Nichelle, We loved your performance in December. The County Council and Mayor needed your help for sure! Thanks for checking out the blog.