The tree is up. Every year a tree is donated and put up on Main Street. It is a fundraiser for Hospice. One light was lit in the memory of Far Guys parents. Hopefully I will get a photo of it at night.
This years tree is very tall and skinny. Some years they are very bushy and almost brush oncoming cars.
Yes, we park in the middle of the street. The Main Street is extra wide, the street was laid out that way when there used to be two lumber companies on Main Street and logs were delivered by horse drawn sleighs or wagons. Once they were unloaded the team could make an immediate u-turn and head back out of town.
There is diagonal parking on both sides of the street and then center parking. I prefer center parking, it is safer than the diagonal parking especially if a huge pickup parks next to you. You have to then watch for approaching vehicles reflections in the store windows or back up very slowly. There are crosswalks at the end of each block but no one uses them. Everyone jay walks… always has probably always will.