In search of the perfect Christmas tree

Jul 12, 2022

It’s the middle of July and temperatures this week are predicted to be close to 90 degrees. This can mean only one thing: Rehoboth Beach needs to begin its hunt for the perfect community Christmas tree.

As in years past, the City of Rehoboth Beach is turning to the larger community to find someone who has a tall and shapely evergreen they are willing to donate. With the generous assistance of John L. Briggs and Company and George W. Plummer, the city will take care of removal and transportation of the tree.

Ideal community Christmas tree candidates are at least 35-feet tall, have a nice shape all over, and are easily accessible – that is, the tree is in a relatively open area, not fenced in, and accessible without having to park equipment on adjacent properties. It also is important that the tree’s current location be ideally within about 15 miles of Rehoboth Beach.

If you have a large evergreen on your property that you’d like to donate, please contact Communications Specialist Lynne Coan at [email protected] or 302-227-6181, ext. 522. A photo of the tree as well as the donor’s address will be requested.

The selected Christmas tree will be officially unveiled at the city’s annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Sing-Along event at 6:30 pm Friday, November 25.

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