HIGH SPRINGS TREE DECORATING CONTEST
High Springs will enjoy its very first tree decorating contest Saturday afternoon. The Historical Society with support from a number of sponsors purchased 45 Leyland cypress trees and donated them to 40 local businesses. Some included: the High Springs Community School, High Springs City Hall and High Springs police department.
Many businesses decorated with a specific theme in mind. Betsy Patterson is an employee at "Hair and Nail Depot." Her business was inspired by her clients to decorate their tree pink.
"It has been done in the past, our salon has supported breast cancer awareness month and we have had several clients with breast cancer. It's just a way of showing our support to them and others," said Ms. Patterson.
Jan Leavitt, President of the Historical Society, added that she was motivated to help these businesses because of the tough economic time. She found a way by bringing back a live holiday feel to the community.
"I felt like if we brought live trees into town and brought back that feeling of country and historica value of the town it would bring teh spirit of Christmas back to High Springs," she said. For more on this story please see video:
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