It's Starting to Look Like Christmas in Jonesboro!

November 18, 2003 -- Posted at 10: 45 p.m.

JONESBORO --Emily Doggett was excited after the countdown from 3, 2, 1...

"All of the light came on!" she exclaimed.

Both adults and kids were on hand for the 10th annual Lights on the Ridge lighting ceremony. The lights went on at this year's beacon building, the Clopton Clinic.

Dr. Owen Clopton was proud of the event.

"It's been a long time coming, but it's here now," he said.  Decorations at the clinic feature custom designed lights that circle the building's property.

Chamber of commerce Goodwill Ambassador Katie Williamson serves as a volunteer. She felt that the lighting ceremony was a good way to spread a little holiday cheer.
"This marks the beginning of the holiday season, this is something that Jonesboro does that we can do that is unique to Northeast Arkansas, a way for us not to give to just Jonesboro, but a they that we can give back to everyone else as well,"said Williamson.

Around 27,000 lights will twinkle at the Clopton Clinic until early next year. Dr. Clopton said, "This is the first time we've ever had any significant Christmas lighting."

Significant lighting will soon be all over the downtown area, as decorations are scheduled to start going up on Wednesday. The annual Christmas parade will be on December 4th.
The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce has more information about other events celebrating the Lights on the Ridge, and can be reached at (870) 932-6691.