The Christmas spirit was alive Saturday at the Carroll County Public Library as the annual Nutcracker Tea was held. The music school from the Carrollton United Methodist Church, which includes members from Carrollton, Ghent and Owen County, under the direction of Connie Golden of LaGrange, performed seasonal songs. The guest of honor was Carrollton's Jim Fothergill, seated, who played the grandfather. There was a tree decorated for the occasion and refreshments were served. And, of course, Santa made a guest appearance. (Staff photos by David Hill)