Park Holiday Tree!

2018 Community Tree and Events

It’s up and shining!

This year’s community Christmas tree in our Garden Park on Arnett Boulevard was donated by Don Shaw in Naples, trucked back from his farm on December 1, set up by an enthusiastic group of neighborhood volunteers and local Firemen the next day, and decorated from top to bottom the following Monday by classrooms of local elementary school students.

School #29 Decorators

Teachers from School #29 had been preparing for “tree decoration day” by getting parental permission for a neighborhood field trip on December 3, having their students make personal ornaments as art craft projects, and then bringing them down to the Park in groups where they met Santa and installed their ornaments on the tree with help from neighbors and very friendly firemen.

Next door, the Arnett Branch Library was waiting with readers in various locations inside all prepared to read age-appropriate stories to the students while they warmed up. A delightful time was had by all! Click here to see a wonderful Facebook post of the event put up by Bruce Tehan, head librarian.

Now it’s your turn to visit!

Drive by anytime to see the tree all lit up and decorated. Stop into the Library to admire what a wonderful community resource we have right here in the neighborhood. And then look for scenes from our community caroling around the tree event on December 11, in the slideshow posted on YouTube here. We had a bright bonfire going to roast marshmallows on, warm refreshments to share, and a time of celebrating all that’s good in our neighborhood. Hope you can come by soon!