Editorial The Weekly Reflex, Thursday, December 26, 1929
“The Reflex is more than proud of the fact that Kaysville is the first small city in Utah to decorate its business section with strings of electric lights—red and green—to honor the Yuletide season.
On Main Street, the state highway, two blocks (each side of the street) are illuminated with 500 lights, and in the center of the principal business block is a twenty-five-foot Christmas tree dressed up with flaming lights of red and green.
This enterprising and ambitious feature has been brought about through the efforts of a self-appointed committee of Kaysville citizens, many of whom are not classed as businessmen, although it must be admitted that businessmen are among the largest contributors to the Christmas decorating fund.
To the Kaysville City mayor and city council must be given credit for furnishing free electric current and a money appropriation. The council is also furnishing free current for the illumination of Christmas trees in the yards of Kaysville homes. Among those illuminating home Christmas trees are: Mayor Thomas E. Williams, ex-mayor John G.M. Barnes, ex-senator John W. Thornley, Mrs. Emily S. Barnes, Henry H. Blood, Orton A. Williams and Heber J. Sheffield.
The Reflex is proud of Kaysville’s Christmas decorations, but not as proud as it is of the spirit of good will and fellowship which fills the hearts of her people. There were no forgotten or hungry in Kaysville on Christmas day.”
-- THANK YOU BILL SANDERS AND THE LAYTON HERITAGE MUSEUM FOR THIS ARTICLE.
-- PHOTO: Mayor of Kaysville in 1929 Thomas E. Williams - courtesy Ancestry
Kristine added these special entries to her Kaysville Kinks posts on the Facebook group, Our Kaysville Story. They give you an idea of the goings on in Kaysville and Fruit Heights during the holidays.