The Five Points West Community hosted its 20th Anniversary Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, November 23rd at 5 p.m. on the corner of Avenue “W”/Bessemer Road in Five Points West. The Honorable Mayor William Bell Sr. brought greetings on behalf of the City of Birmingham. The Honorable Councilor Sheila Tyson, District 6, shared comments and greetings to citizens and officers of the western area. Mistress of Ceremony, Mrs. Alma P. Dennis, President, Bush Hills NA. Pastor Derrick Houston and Choir, “Warriors of the Word International” performed Prayer followed with the choir and all attendees singing “Joy to the World” in the spirit of the holiday season, as all did the countdown to flip the switch to light up the tree.
Special thanks to all Community, neighborhood officers, city officials in attendance to support this event: Myra Tarver, Secretary, Bush Hills NA; Susan Palmer, President, Central Park NA & President of Five Points West Community; Robert Brown, Vice-president, Ensley Highlands & Vice-president of Five Points West Community; Pastor Joe Gray, Vice-president, Fairview NA; Patricia Henderson, Vice-president, Green Acres NA; Delois Crayton, Vice-president, Arlington-West End NA; Byuanca Godbolt, Secretary, Arlington-West End NA, parents, children and other residents. Dora Sims, Vice-president, Bush Hills NA, Chairperson.