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Sylacauga embraces newfound holiday traditions with The Christmas Tree Project


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – As the Sylacauga community prepares for another holiday season, the collaborative effort known as “The Christmas Tree Project” has been unveiled.

Led by the Sylacauga Christmas Club, in partnership with the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce, the Sylacauga Beautification Council, Santa Magic Studios, and other local organizations, the project hopes to transform the city’s festive landscape.

For years, Sylacauga’s holiday decorations have lacked a coherent theme, leaving a void that the newly-formed Sylacauga Christmas Club aims to fill.

Through the club’s first phase of its project, which is individually called “The Marble City Christmas Initiative,” the Christmas Club will look to procure a stunning, brand-new Christmas tree that will stand prominently in front of City Hall.

At approximately 23 feet in height, the tree will be adorned with commercial-grade lights and large-scale ornaments, adding a touch of grandeur to the city’s holiday charm. However, the project’s significance goes beyond aesthetics.

It symbolizes the community’s commitment to growth and solidarity, with the potential to gain height each year in line with increased community support.

To turn this vision into a reality, the project requires $18,558.75. With $5,000 pledged from the city’s Christmas fund, local businesses and citizens are invited to contribute. In return, contributing businesses will enjoy prominent advertising during the holiday season, alongside the resplendent tree.

“This sounds expensive, but these products are practically lifetime purchases and are equivalent to what other nearby cities are doing,” said Sylacauga Christmas Club member Bryan Taunton. “We hope to continue to advance this initiative to enhance all of our Christmas decorations. Presently, we are already two-thirds of the way to our fundraising goal.”
Additionally, the club will try and add to the decor and festivities throughout Sylacauga with a Tinsel Tree walk in Central Park, garland around park fencing, decorations at the B.B. Comer Memorial Library, and more.

The positive impact of holiday decorations on moods and memories is well-documented, making this movement potentially beneficial for the town’s mental health.

The Sylacauga Christmas Club is taking monetary donations for the next two weeks as their deadline to submit a tree order is Monday, Aug. 28.

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