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Posted on: November 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The 20 to 25-foot-tall blue spruce was donated from a commercial property located in the 1200 block of Kingsley Street. Special thanks go to Jay and Retha Wasson and Hattie and Collin Carter for spreading holiday cheer through their generous contribution.

The tree will be cut down and ushered through the streets of Springfield, arriving at Park Central Square on a flatbed trailer.  Various pieces of large equipment are used to hoist the tree in place, with Public Works street operations and public grounds crews teaming up to transport the tree and make final trimming adjustments to complete the installation.

The tree will be decked out and ceremoniously lighted at the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 23 on Park Central Square. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with the tree lighting at 7:30 p.m.

Visit the Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony's facebook event page for more information about the annual event. 

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For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at (573) 819-3713 or kmilam@springfieldmo.gov. 

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