Honor Tree activities in Old Town Nov. 27

       A ceremonial lighting of Old Colorado City's Christmas Honor Tree - a recognition of the United States military - is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27.
       Expected to last about 20 minutes, the event, free and open to the public, will feature patriotic and Christmas songs by the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and a short talk by District 3 City Council member Jerry Heimlicher.
       Beforehand, from noon to 6 p.m., volunteers with the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) merchants group will be stationed at the tree to help people who want to place ornaments on it in the name of anyone in the military.
       The Honor Tree is the tall blue spruce at the southwest corner of 25th Street and Colorado Avenue.
       Earlier this month, the tree was strung with red, white and blue lights and a flag-bedecked star at the top by Colorado Springs Utilities volunteers in conjunction with OCCA.
       The event is in part a kick-off to OCCA's Rocky Mountain Christmas - a promotional holiday event which this weekend will include Santa at Bancroft Cabin Friday and Saturday (noon to 8 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 4 p.m.).

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