For the fifth year in a row the Town of Colton’s Tourism & Beautification Committee is taking orders for Remembrance Trees to display in December and January in the hamlets of Colton and South Colton.
The deadline to order and pay for trees is Friday, November 9. The cost remains $35 per tree which includes set up so sponsors can decorate their tree, including power to each tree. Sponsors can select whether they want their trees displayed in the hamlet of Colton or South Colton.
The order form is available on the Town of Colton website; and trees can be picked up in the Colton Town Hall on Main Street in the hamlet of Colton. Ordered trees will be set up after Thanksgiving; and the committee will identify each with a large laminated tag naming those remembered and the sponsors.
This year the trees will be lighted on Friday, December 7 — first in South Colton at 6 pm, then in Colton at 6:30 pm. After the lightings the names of those remembered will be read during a reception hosted by the Colton Historical Society in the Town Hall. The town will keep the lights on throughout Winterfest in January.
Dave Crosby, project coordinator, can be contacted (315) 212-0674 or [email protected]
Photo of Dave Crosby decorating a tree by Ruth McWilliams, provided.