It's much like "Bedford Falls" from It's a wonderful life, with community activities, an active town square and quaint small town feel.
The City of Athens has a nativity on the courthouse lawn, as well as Santa Clause and some other various Christmas accoutrements
Some Atheists from Wisconsin found out and wrote a letter.
this is the result:
ATHENS — Thousands have rallied on an East Texas courthouse lawn in response to an effort to remove a Nativity scene.
The Athens Daily Review estimated that about 5,000 people came to Saturday's rally, where a Baptist pastor told the crowd was prompted by "the beginning of persecution of Christianity in our nation."
Henderson County officials this month received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group asked that a Nativity scene be removed from the courthouse square and seeks to put up its own banner. County Judge Richard Sanders says the county is complying with federal law and the Nativity scene will remain.
Next year the Athiests get their "banner" on the lawn as well. Having been brought up in that way I know their mindset, but what they don't realize is when they push we pray.... and which is truly more powerful I ask you????
So push away, and we'll pray...And gather... and our faith will be strengthened, which is opposite of what they are trying to accomplish.
This report from Gloria of Winnie & Tulula's which is located just across from the courthouse on the square."It was amazing..everyone was nice..happy..no traffic problems..no litter to pick up..great day ..love our little town!!"
Have a Merry Merry Christmas.