Lighting the season
The crowds seemed pleased Friday when the lights were turned on at the town of Smithfield's and Isle of Wight County's Christmas trees. Smithfield's annual lighting ceremony, sponsored by the Smithfield Woman's Club, featured a Smithfield High School band concert as well as soup and chili in The Smithfield Center. Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department provided the tree. Folks gathered around the county's tree at the courthouse and listened to music provided by the Isle of Wight Academy chorus.