A 31-year tradition continues this week with the Living Christmas Tree at Mayfield's First Baptist Church.

The community choir will perform Dec. 4-8 at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist. Complimentary tickets may be obtained by calling the church office at 270-247-2992 or emailing office@fbcmayfield.com.

Canned goods will be accepted and will be donated to the Mayfield-Graves County Need Line and local food pantries.

Approximately 50 members of various local church choirs will make up the 40-foot "tree" and perform various Christmas carols and hymns.

The theme for this year's performance is "Jesus Is Here!" Doors open for the performances at 6 p.m. each night.

Eric Walker is the news editor for The Mayfield Messenger. He has also worked as a staff writer for the Messenger, editor for the Murray Ledger & Times, and in public relations. He is married with two sons.