County seeking Christmas tree for courthouse lawn

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Christmas is still three months away, but Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham is looking for a Christmas tree.

“Usually by now, we’ve have people calling and asking us to come look at a tree” for use in front of the courthouse, he said. “We haven’t gotten the first call yet. I hate to leave it to the last minute.”

Branham said the county wants a local tree in the range of 18 to 25 feet tall to go in front of the courthouse on Main Street.

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Big trees aren’t always easy to find.

“The courthouse is such a big building,” he said. “We need about three feet to put it in the ground. Somewhere (between 18 and 25 feet) makes a good-looking tree for the building.”

The tree is lit for the Christmas parade, which is scheduled for Dec. 2.

If anyone has a tree to offer, call Branham’s office at 745-0200.

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