Celebrating Christmas and the holiday season is the highlight of the year across C Spire Country. So, this year we asked our team members to nominate people in their communities who put in the work to create the magic we all enjoy. From that dedicated and talented group of holiday heroes, we selected our inaugural inductees into the Holiday Hall of Fame.
Let’s meet our 2022 Holiday Hall of Fame inductees.
Inductee #1: Lisa Patti
Every Christmas, family photographer Lisa Patti transforms her backyard into a wonderland of winter scenes, and Santa’s along for the ride. Year after year, families return to add to their Christmas memories. But it’s not only about the photos—Patti also teaches the spirit of giving by encouraging each family to bring a toy donation for Stewpot to their session.
Inductee #2: The Lewis Family
The Christmas spirit thrives at the Lewis home in Purvis, Mississippi. A tradition for more than three decades, Debra Lewis and her family have created a vast outdoor maze of 200,000 lights and hundreds of hand-painted Christmas scenes featuring Biblical scenes and characters kids love. Generations of south Mississippians have enjoyed their work and return every year.
Inductee #3: Experience Columbia
Kristian Agoglia arrived in Columbia, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina to help the town get back on its feet. He decided to stay and put down roots, and now, with the support of the community, he spearheads Experience Columbia, the largest civic Christmas celebration in the state. See why hundreds of thousands of visitors come celebrate the season in this quaint town.