Greensboro to Light Up the Mon

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Greensboro Borough will again sponsor its Light Up the Mon festivities at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at Gazebo Park.


The event will include refreshments, carols and tree trimming. Those who attend are asked to bring an ornament for the borough Christmas tree.


One of the highlights of the event will be the Christmas tree decorating contest. Local businesses and nonprofit groups decorate trees and the trees are judged by all in attendance.


This year voting will be done with ballots and not money. The winning tree is the one that receives the most votes.Each person in attendance will get one vote.


The Christmas tree winner will receive the borough tree trophy and be able to display the trophy in its business for the next year.


The entry fee is $10 and due when the application is filed at the borough office at 405 Front St. Applications are available at the office. Checks can be made payable to the Nathanael Greene Historical Foundation.


The trees can be real or artificial and decorated in any manner; lights and decorations must be able to withstand the weather.


The tree sponsor must provide an appropriate extension cord and a timer to allow the lights to come on each night.


The tree must be placed at the gazebo no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 30. A decorated container must be provided to collect votes. Trees must be anchored to the interior gazebo walls for protection from the weather. The trees must be removed by Jan. 4.


The borough will decorate the tree in the center of the gazebo.


For more information, call the borough office at 724-943-3612.


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