Shop St. Michael Group and St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Plant Holiday Tree
The Shop St. Michael group and the St. Michael-Albertville Rotary planted this year's holiday tree at St. Michael City Center for November 27 tree lighting ceremony.
The groups have planned a Holiday Tree Lighting celebration for November 27. The event will include caroling by St. Michael-Albertville High School’s Choir, caroling and a sing-a-long led by the Crow River Senior Center Choir, holiday stories read by Friends of the Library and local Rotarians, and a special visit from Santa. The event will include a toy and children’s book drive for the Hanover Area Food Shelf. Free hot dogs, chili, cookies and cocoa will be served.
The tree will be lit by St. Michael’s very own “Holiday Cheermeister” who will be nominated by the community and selected by Shop Saint Michael and St. Michael-Albertville Rotary. Nomination forms will available at member Shop Saint Michael businesses, St. Michael City Hall, and at www.stmarotary.org. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 31.
St. Michael’s Holiday Tree Project is being funded through a $6,200 grant from Rotary District 5950. The tree, a Serbian Spruce, was donated by Shop Saint Michael and provided by Schulte’s Greenhouse & Nursery.
In addition to the tree, the project includes LED lights (blue, white and gold in honor of Rotary and STMA Schools), two public benches, a decorative trash receptacle, and electric service. St. Michael-Albertville High School’s industrial technology class is making a commemorative sign for the tree with materials funded by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary.