Each year the tree on Main Street it lit on Friday evening after Thanksgiving. You can donate to Hospice in memory of a loved one and one of the lights will represent them. We donated in memory of Far Guy’s Mom who received Hospice Care the last two weeks of her life.
This year we both noted that the tree was moved down a bit on Main Street. I will take a photo one day soon. I don’t recall it being that far down the street last year…but hey I am getting older.
Alrighty then…the tree is always donated by someone.
In 1967 it was donated by Far Guy’s Paternal Grandparents Jim and Tracie.
Far Guy says “It was a beautiful tree and it came from the grove just north of the house.” he doesn’t remember going to the lighting ceremony.”
We were dating back then and I don’t recall it being mentioned at all. That was 47 years ago…uffda.
This giant Christmas tree will be officially lighted on Friday evening in ceremonies to be held in downtown Park Rapids. The tree is annually donated to the community by the Park Rapids Lions Club and decorated by Minnesota Power and Light Company. Jim Henderson of Osage gave the tree to the Lions Club, who erected the tree on Tuesday, November 22 (Photo by Salter)
Grandma wrote the year and month December 1967. I wonder if anyone out there has a photo other than this one that appeared in the paper and was saved by Grandma Tracie in her Purple Agricultural Book made into a scrapbook.
In 2008 I took a photo of the tree on Main Street.
In 2009 I also took a photo.
You have until 9 PM my time tonight to make a comment and or a guess to be in the Ornament Giveaway! Here is the link.