SINGING IN THE SEASON. A large crowd gathered in Gateway Park, Seaford, Monday. The event was dedicated to Dave and Christine Layton, Seaford, who put up the lights. Clockwise from top left: the Laytons with baby Shannon; elves Jason Staples, Heather Eddy, Heather Roper and Jessica Dukes; Santa with elf Jamie Dukes; and carolers Susan Humphrey, Karen Handy, the Rev. Kari Jones, Sally Stewart, Mike Gilbert and the Rev. Dave Humphrey of the Encounter Praise Band of St. John's Church.

Photos by Ron MacArthur.

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