Slater will host their annual lighting ceremony and turkey and ham giveaway this evening. Mayor Stephen Allegri says it’s a tradition their residents look forward to all year.  “We are kinda known as the plaza of Saline County,” said Allegri, “Just about anybody that shows up will win a turkey or a ham.  Santa will be here to help with that drawing and then he and the kids will flip the lights on.  The children will then have a chance to visit with Santa and give their wish lists.”

Events get underway in the downtown area at 6:00 p.m.