The spruce was donated to the city by Teena Guenther and Paul Askew.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city's Christmas tree has arrived.
City workers, with help from L.P. Adams, installed the 35-foot donated tree Thursday morning.
Weighing just about one ton, the tree was donated by Broadway Street residents Teena Guenther and her husband, Paul Askew.
Jim Sullivan owned the home prior and said he had planted the tree 30 years ago.
"I planted that tree around 30 years ago, my daughter brought a blue spruce twig home from school (Capeless Elementary) and I stuck it in the ground in the front yard," Sullivan wrote on iBerkshires' Facebook post about the installation.
The city cut down and loaded the tree onto a flatbed truck Thursday morning, transported it down First Street, and over to Park Square. There L.P. Adams had a crane waiting to lift it and set it down on the tree stand.
The tree will be lit on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. The Taconic High School chorus will be singing carols and Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive to meet with children. There will be free hot chocolate available, donated by Patrick's Pub.
Those planning to attend the ceremony are asked to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Christian Center’s food pantry.
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