Dec 29, 2021
ELKINS — Ornamental Christmas trees painted by community residents will be sold today to raise funds for charity.
Our Town Inc. will be selling the painted wooden Christmas trees from 2-5:30 p.m. today at the former Henry G’s location on Third Street. The trees will be $10 each. The sale will be a “first come, first served” event.
Those tree decorators wishing to purchase their design back are asked to be at Henry G’s on that date at 2 p.m. After that the rest of the trees will go on sale to the general public.
In November, Our Town Inc. distributed two-foot Christmas trees cut from wood for local residents to paint and decorate any way they wish.
The finished trees were collected at the Delmonte Market on Nov. 20 through Nov. 23. The Christmas trees went up for display around town before the Christmas Parade on Dec. 3.
Money taken in from the sale of the trees will help fund future projects conducted by Our Town Inc., such as the spring flowers and autumn leaves display. There were close to 110 leaves painted as part of the fall promotion that ended just before Halloween.
The West Virginia Wood Tech Center helped with the production of the Christmas trees. Elkins Builders Supply, Delmonte Market and the Seneca Mall were sponsors of the event.
This is the first year of the Christmas tree project and it will be done in conjunction with the Every Green Holiday Gnomes that were a big hit in downtown Elkins the past two holiday seasons.
Our Town partnered with the Elkins Mountain School to place the gnomes throughout downtown Elkins. Like the Christmas Trees, the gnomes were put in place before the Christmas Parade on Dec. 3.