It was a perfect kick-off to the Christmas season at RossTownship's tree lighting event, as snow fell all around while everyone sang Christmas carols led by David Dion. Santa Claus and The Grinch joined in the fun along with, from left, Nathaniel Hudson, 10; Auden Hudson, 5; Katie Wichman, 8; EmmaWichman, 2; Benny theAustralian Shepherd; Russell Berger, 6; Austin Berger, 4;two unidentified children; and Cassidi Rutt, 9. Afterward,they all warmed up with hot chocolate and cookies in the municipal building, where they told Santa Claus what they wanted for Christmas and received a free gift.