Celebrate this Saturday at Green Cove Springs’ 9th Annual Parade of Trees remembering loved ones and honoring military men and women serving our nation who are unable to be home for Christmas.
No living trees harmed
Before you look over your shoulder to see if the Nature Conservancy® is sneaking up on you, don’t worry.
The 150 artificial trees light up for the first time this holiday season at 6 p.m.
They really make for an impressive display lining Walnut St., Magnolia Ave. in the block behind City Hall and Spring Park.
The Parade of Trees is presented in conjunction with “Christmas on Walnut,” the City of Green Cove’s big Christmas ta-doo with the Green Cove Springs Lions Foundation.
The Greater Green Cove Civic Association (GGCCA) started the Parade of Trees as part of its mission to “promote literary, educational, scientific, social and philanthropic improvement” and cultivate public sentiment for promotion of civic improvements and beautification of our City and County.”
Nope, the trees don’t actually move
It’s much more accurate to say that you walk parade past them.
A tree on parade can present many faces – a showcase for your design prowess, a marketing tool for your business, a fuzzy green signboard for your political, philosophical and charitable causes.
Several local Girl Scout Troops – 105, 286, 430, 608, 748, 983 – help with the decorating and create tree-themes service projects.
You’ll see more than a few themed trees this year as well.
Some include “Pretty in Pink,” “Under the Sea,” “Go Gators! (or ‘Noles)” and “Red, White & Bells.”
Visit the trees often
You get plenty of time to enjoy the trees and the whole parade.
Trees are lit each evening from Dec. 1 all the way through Jan. 4, 2013.
Treat yourself to a visit.
It’s arguably Green Cove Springs biggest civic deal all year.
9th Annual Parade Of Trees
- Sat., Dec. 1, official lighting, 6 p.m. Through Jan. 4, 2013
- Admission: FREE & open to the public
- Walnut St. @ Magnolia Ave. & Spring Park behind City Hall, Green Cove Springs, Fla.
- Greater Green Cove Civic Association, Inc.
- PO Box 472
- Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043
- Contact:Jenny Yeaman
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 904-449-4608
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