Atwood community gets new tree for Christmas
|
Bookmark and Share
Dec 05, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Atwood community gets new tree for Christmas

Listowel Banner

BY ANDREW SMITH

BANNER STAFF

ATWOOD – Christmas time in Atwood will be a little brighter this year thanks to a little help from some members of the community.

For years, decorations in Atwood included a large tree downtown with lights. Unfortunately, the tree died for unknown reasons and needed to be removed, leaving a hole noticed by local residents and business members, including Susan Boneschansker of The Country Computer Store.

“Last year we did not have a tree and it was missed,” she said. “It was really noticed that it wasn’t there.”

Boneschansker wasn’t the only one who noted the tree’s absence in Atwood, as North Perth councillor and Atwood Lions member Ken Buchanan said.

“It’s one of those things when it’s there, you take it for granted,” Buchanan said. “When it’s not there, you miss it.”

The Lions decided at a recent meeting to replace the tree with one from a farm west of Newry, owned by Tony Los and originally planted by Buchanan’s brother Larry. The task was accomplished with assistance from resident Russell Danbrook, who helped co-ordinate the services of Treemendous Tree Sales and Transplanting to move the tree. The tree has already been decorated with lights in time for the Atwood Santa Claus parade on Saturday, Dec. 8. Buchanan said he’s received some positive feedback from the community on the return of the tree.

“There’s been different people since it went in who said the tree looks good and it’s nice to have it back,” Buchanan said.

Boneschansker said the tree will once again be a special place for the community.

“It’s a place where the community comes together,” she said. “It’s something you don’t get from a bigger place.”

|
Bookmark and Share

(0) Comment

Join The Conversation Sign Up Login

Latest Local News

News

Wallace landowners approached on new wind turbine project

WALLACE – A second wind project may be on the horizon for North Perth, with recent activity...

Snapshot

News

New Monkton fire station put on hold

LISTOWEL – A new fire station for Monkton has been put on the back burner after a request for...

Snapshot

News

Solar panels considered for new Listowel arena

LISTOWEL – As construction continues at the site of the Steve Kerr Memorial Complex, North Perth...

Snapshot

In Your Neighbourhood Today

SPONSORED CONTENT View More