Flint Township View

Bishop Airport hosts tree lighting ceremony

A 28-foot Christmas tree stands outside the airport terminal. Photos by Ben Gagnon

A 28-foot Christmas tree stands outside the airport terminal. Photos by Ben Gagnon

FLINT TWP. — For the first time in its history, Flint Bishop International Airport kicked off the holiday season with a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 30. Flint Mayor Sheldon Neely, Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and County Commissioner Dominique Clemons joined airport staff and the public to ring in the holiday season and light a 28-foot Christmas tree outside the airport terminal.

Santa Claus also arrived onboard the airport’s fire rescue truck to pass out gifts to the kids, and members of the Flint Institute of Music’s Symphony Chorus performed Christmas carols.

“We want to celebrate coming ‘Home for the Holidays’ in a way that truly embodies a sense of community,” said Nino Sapone, CEO of Flint Bishop Airport. “And what better way to do that than by bringing together our community partners to light a Michigan-grown tree, while drinking hot chocolate and listening to local musicians.”

Bishop Airport’s Christmas tree was harvested from Dutcham Tree Farms in Manton, MI, and lights for the tree were purchased at Bronner’s in Frankenmuth. — B.G.

Santa Claus arrived onboard the airport’s fire rescue truck to pass out gifts to the kids.

Santa Claus arrived onboard the airport’s fire rescue truck to pass out gifts to the kids.