LOUISBURG — Santa Claus ushered in December by greeting 75 families Sunday at Louisburg City Hall.

A few families and other residents braved subfreezing wind chills to attend the mayor’s annual tree lighting ceremony that evening on Dec. 1 in the green space next to City Hall at 215 S. Broadway.

In between the ebb and flow of children entering City Hall to see Santa, Purno Sangma, a foreign exchange student from Bangladesh, entertained city staff and other residents by singing holiday songs a cappella in the City Council chambers to applause from an appreciative audience. Purno is a senior at Louisburg High School.

Before the tree lighting, a couple of children decorated wooden ornaments and hung them from branches on the community’s Christmas tree.

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or doug.carder@miconews.com.

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