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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 Shop St. Michael , route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"shop-st-michael-continues-to-grow"} -->and St. Michael-Albertville Rotary groups combined efforts and planted a holiday tree Wednesday at Choir, caroling and a sing-a-long led by the

Bex September 20, 2012 at 06:59 PM
A "holiday" tree? I'm no expert on what symbols are use on which holidays, but the only one that I know that uses a conifeous tree is Christmas.
STMA Parent September 20, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Sounds like a CHRISTMAS tree to me when they refer to Santa stopping by during their lighting cermony in November. Call it for what it is; don't worry about upseting the 5% of the population that have to be "politically correct". Their politically correctness of calling it a "holiday tree" now upsets me and I find it to be an offensive term to use when it is clearly a CHRISTMAS tree.
Willow September 20, 2012 at 11:52 PM
That will make for a very pretty Christmas tree this December!
Homegrown September 21, 2012 at 01:53 PM
I was lucky enough to witness the planting of the tree and see first hand how excited those involved in the planning and organizing process were to be able to do this for the STMA community. Call it what you want, but until someone donates private land and private funding it has to be labeled a Holiday Tree. Let's just be thankful that we have Shop St. Michael and the Rotary around to try to bring our community together. So THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in making this happen. I for one am excited and think that it looks great!
Mike Schoemer (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 01:56 PM
I believe "Homegrown" has hit the nail on the head - It's on city property, therefore there has to be sensitivity. I'm sure the Shop St. Michael and Rotary groups would be happy if you called it whatever you want. It's a very nice tree and a good community project. Excited to see them light it up in November.
STMA Parent September 21, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Sensitivity? Calling a CHRISTMAS tree a holiday tree is offensive to 95% of the population; so who is the sensitivity for?
Linda Borchardt September 24, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I am Catholic and DO NOT find the Holiday Tree offensive. I will refer to it as the Christmas tree among my friends and family. I am proud to have been part of funding this project and hope that we, as a community, can celebrate our wonderful town, our beautiful facilities, and build commradery around our Town Tree this November. Celebrate the fact that we can celebrate whatever Holiday we choose here in the USA. Pray for world PEACE..... LB

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