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December 5, 2015
6:00 PM
Lake Avondale
59 Lakeshore Drive
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
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Annual Lake Avondale Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The 17th Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree on the Lake will be at 6 p.m. This spectacular event has become one if the City’s favorite events thanks to longtime resident Thomas P. Samford, who famously coined the phrase, “It’s another beautiful day in Avondale Estates.” Tom, a successful self-taught engineer, built a home in Avondale Estates in 1950 and remained in the City until he passed away in 2012, at age 94. He built the gazebo at Lake Avondale, and helped his grandsons design and build a bridge there to honor his late son, John. Each Christmas, the community gathers for the annual Lake Tree Lighting, when a “floating” Christmas tree designed by Tom is lit at Lake Avondale. (Source: Samford Family via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)