Christmas tree arrives in York City

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It's beginning to feel and look a lot like Christmas in York.  A 42-foot tall Christmas Tree arrived in the city on Wednesday. Crews moved the blue spruce from Springfield Township to its new home in Continental Square in downtown York.

"It's one of the best days of our jobs, in our department," York Electrical Bureau & Building Maintenance Superintendent David Rudolph said,  "and it's one of the most hectic days to get it squared away picking the tree and everything. It's kind of stressful to find one, but once it's in, it kicks-off the Christmas season for them. "

The tree and labor was all donated to the city of York.

The tree will be decorated with about 3,000 L.E.D. lights. The lighting of the tree will be featured in the city's "Light Up Night" event on December 5th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

4 comments

  • fedup2

    Where is the money coming from to purchase this tree? With the city being in such dire financial straits, wouldn’t this be something that could be cut from the budget. What about the man hours needed to bring it in and decorate it and maintain it? Instead of cutting the police force, fire department and jobs of county workers, maybe this kind of spending should be cut first.

    • Thomas Kauffman

      The tree and labor was all donated. No city money was spent to bring this great tree to downtown York. Thank you for your comment.

      • Fedup

        What about when the city maintenance workers will be working to string all of the lights on the tree within the next few days? I always see city workers in bucket trucks doing that. Who pays for that. What about the decorations that are put up on the light posts? I like Christmas as much as the next person, but if the city is in such dire straits financially then cuts should be made everywhere.

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