(Greensboro, Ga. – November 21, 2014) Greensboro has chosen its Christmas Tree!
After an appeal to the community for just the right tree, the Greensboro Main Street program announces that the city’s official Christmas Tree will be donated by the Webb family in memory of their son, Jeffery Lynn Webb.
“Mrs. Mildred Webb called to tell us that she had tree she would like to donate,” explains Kendrick Ward, Greensboro Main Street Manager. “Mrs. Webb’s told us her tree was planted 19 years ago and their Leyland Cypress will make a wonderful
Christmas tree for all of Greene County to enjoy this holiday season”.
City workers will deliver the tree to the Court House lawn the week after Thanksgiving where it will be decorated in time for the downtown tree lighting. The tree lighting celebration will take place on the Courthouse lawn from 6-8 pm on Friday, December 4.
There will be an old-fashioned hayride for one dollar through town, and your favorite holiday tunes sung ‘round the tree! Greensboro’s Tree Lighting event is a family favorite for the Lake Oconee area with an evening of music, food, holiday fun, and of course Santa!
The City of Greensboro reports that they have received a special request from the North Pole for a tractor pulled hay ride escort the evening of the tree lighting. City officials can only imagine that the escort must be for Santa himself! “We figure with the lack of snow in Greensboro that Santa’s sleigh just wouldn’t be able to make the trip into town,” comments an anonymous city employee. Children, be sure to be in historic downtown Greensboro when Santa makes his entrance at 6 pm.
Local organizations and non-profits are encouraged to participate in the event. This year Knights of Columbus will have hot cocoa and cider, there will be Christmas crafts for the kids, knitted gift items and the Liberty Methodist Ladies will have wonderful goodies to sell. Choirs and choral groups are invited to carol the historic downtown throughout the evening. We have two spots open for the Main Stage. To register your organization, your choirs and or choral groups or to have a booth at the event, please contact the Main Street office at (706) 453-7674.
Greensboro’s friendly merchants are ready to help you get all of your holiday shopping done this season – without the hectic traffic and crowds of your typical shopping mall. Shoppers can take advantage of extended holiday shopping hours on Friday and Saturday evenings from now and continuing through December 24.
Keep an eye on your local news or visit www.GreensboroHoliday.com for additional details as Greensboro’s Holiday Plans progress and don’t forget to Shop Greensboro First this holiday season!