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Ironwood Chamber holds virtual tree lighting ceremony


November 21, 2020

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce director Mike Meyer and Ironwood Mayor Annette Burchell are among thosw who participate in an online broadcast of a ceremonial lighting of the Jack Frost Festival tree in Depot Park Thursday evening. The annual event was scaled back this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Charity Smith

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IRONWOOD - The annual Jack Frost Festival tree lighting ceremony took place Thursday night in the park next to the Historic Ironwood Depot, without all the traditional fanfare.

In years past, singers from the Ironwood Area Schools have performed carols, an organ played, and refreshments of hot cocoa and cookies were offered, according to Mike Meyer, president of the Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event. However because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was very simple this year.

"Normally we have a couple of hundred peop...

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