CORNWALL – After a brief hiatus, a large Christmas tree now adorns the square outside the justice building in Cornwall.
It came through the donation of time and services from a number of groups, said Cornwall Community Police Service Sgt. Brian Snyder Tuesday.
Black & McDonald helped put up the tree when it was delivered at 10:30 a.m. along with the Cornwall Fire Department with their aerial truck. They were still at it early in the afternoon.
“Downtown DBIA bought us all brand new lights so it’s all a collective,” Snyder said.
The 24 foot tree came from Strathmore Orchard and Winery in Monkland. “And then Metro Towing picked it up and brought it down for us so it’s very much a community tree,” Snyder added.
He said the city didn’t have one last year so he and a city employee, Neil Dixon, got together a devised a plan to bring some greenery back to the square for the holidays.
Snyder said it was a lot more difficult than he anticipated. “The timing, the coordinating and getting people to do it.”
“I think it’s important that we have one. And you know what, it might be the only tree some people see. Some people may not be able to afford a tree,” he said.