By Mike Steely

A special Christmas Tree Lighting is planned by the Bearden Village Council for Sunday, November 14th at 5 p.m. The annual event this year takes place at the Everly Brothers Park on the corner of Kingston Pike and North Forest Park Boulevard. The event will be hosted by Dwayne Grieve and attended by local leaders including state Senator Becky Duncan Massey, Councilman Andrew Roberto and Mayor Indya Kincannon, who will officially light the tree.

It is a combined tree lighting and a tribute to Don and Phil Everly who attended West High School while their family lived here. There’s also a musical tribute planned followed by Christmas songs. At least two of the students who attended the high school with the Everly Brothers plan to attend. November 21 has been set as a rain date in case of weather.