'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town,
For Santa to come, kids began a countdown.
As they celebrated the holiday with family and ate Christmas treats,
Parents reflected on the past year, both the struggles and and feats.
A new firehouse was built in Fayson Lakes,
The bigger space will allow for more beef steaks.
Readers voted for favorite businesses in our contest of choice,
Elise Testone showed the world what she could do with her voice.
As the year was almost over, the state was struck by a huge storm,
One that knocked power out as some residents struggled to keep warm.
Though Sandy brought challenges to residents throughout the state,
Butler Electric was praised for restoring power so quickly, considering the utility's full plate.
More happened this year, that much we know,
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We hope you've enjoyed another year of our site,
Hopefully it's been informative, but also a delight.
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and please, from us to you, have a Happy Holiday.