‘Tis the season to be jolly

The holiday season officially arrived in Concord with the annual Tree Lighting and Mayor’s Sing Along Dec. 1. House Blend, a local quartet, warmed up for the mayor with an informal program of traditional carols. The four men met at Concord United Methodist Church over 20 years ago and say they are just “Four guys. We sing.” From left Kent Parr, Bill De Garmo, Doug Emigh and Jim McGuire. Festivities included horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa and art projects for the kids. (Photo by Tamara Steiner)