Sunday, December 2, 2012
The traditional lighting of the Christmas tree near Eagle Tavern was held on Nov. 30, 2012.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Southeastern Growers donated a Japanese cedar that was planted this week in the front lawn of the Courthouse Annex on Main Street.
A hint of Christmas is now visible year-round in downtown Watkinsville. This week a Japanese cedar was planted in the front lawn of the Courthouse Annex on Main Street near Eagle Tavern. Watkinsville holds a tree lighting during December's First Friday event each year. Mayor Charles Ivie said a group of citizens suggested the city consider a living tree instead of putting up a cut tree. One reason is because the city has had problems with trees in previous years toppling over, ruining the decorations, he explained. The wholesale tree farm Southeastern Growers, located on Macon Highway, donated the tree and, because there are utilities in the area, county workers helped city workers dig the hole. "It started to come together on Thursday…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Christmas trees are a holiday tradition in many households. What makes your family's tree so special?
'Tis the season to be jolly and cart boxes of ornaments out of the attic or basement, gather around the Christmas tree and D-E-C-O-R-A-T-E! Tell us about your family's tree and what makes it so special. Do you use the same artificial tree year after year or prefer a real one? Is it tradition to hang the same ornaments or do you change them out along with different themes each year? Does everyone help? Listen to music and snack on cookies while decorating? Share your Christmas tree decorating memories in the comments below. And show off you favorite ornament! Snap a photo, upload it and tell what it means to you in the caption. Merry Christmas!