Braidwood lights up the Holidays!


BRAEDAN BELCHER served as grand marshal for the holiday parade in Braidwood on Saturday, Dec. 2.
By: 
Marney Simon
Staff writer

It was a fun night of Christmas cheer, music, lights, and a visit with Santa himself in Braidwood, part of this year's annual holiday parade and visit with Santa.

Braedan Belcher, who received a heart transplant in 2016, helped Mayor Jim Vehrs light up this year’s city tree during the annual lighting on Dec. 2, and later served as grand marshal to the parade.

This year’s visit with Santa was held at the brand new Reed-Custer Elementary School.

The annual festivities to usher in the holiday season are sponsored each year by the Chamber of Commerce, the city of Braidwood, and the Reed-Custer School District, with the support of local businesses, civic groups, taxing districts, and charitable organizations.

More photos of the event can be found in the Dec. 6 edition of the Braidwood Journal.