FOLEY - The city of Foley invites merchants, businesses, individuals and local groups to show their Christmas spirit and set Heritage Park aglow with festive Christmas trees and beautiful lights by …
FOLEY - The city of Foley invites merchants, businesses, individuals and local groups to show their Christmas spirit and set Heritage Park aglow with festive Christmas trees and beautiful lights by decorating a live tree to brighten the Christmas Village. The first ten entries will be supplied with a live tree free to decorate. The trees should be set up for display in Heritage Park by Wednesday, Nov. 29, in time for judging on Nov. 30, according to Linda Hula, event planner with the city of Foley.
“Trees will be judged on originality, creative use of materials and overall appearance,” said Hula. Winners will be announced during the Christmas in the Park tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 1. Entry forms including criteria for the tree decorating contest may be downloaded at www.visitfoley.org, www.cityoffoley.org (home page) or requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the city of Foley at 251-943-1300.
Merchants or local groups are encouraged to participate by selecting a theme to advertise or promote their business or organization or just to celebrate the season. Remember that Alabama is celebrating the 200 Alabama Bicentennial beginning this year, 2017 – 2019, which is another option for decorating. “This is a fun activity for families or co-workers to get creative and show their Christmas spirit, and an exciting way to brighten up our Christmas Tree Lane as well as the hearts of young and old this season,” Hula said.
Christmas in the Park is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1, beginning at 6 p.m.