Sugar Grove looking for new holiday tree
By Stephanie Lulay firstname.lastname@example.org September 25, 2013 6:32PM
After the tree originally planted for Festival in the Grove died, Sugar Grove is now looking for a new tree. | Submitted
Updated: October 28, 2013 7:21AM
SUGAR GROVE — After their first evergreen tree died, Holiday in the Grove organizers announced this week that they are looking for a new tree.
Maguerite Ledone, Holiday in the Grove Committee vice president, said the old tree planted at the Sugar Grove Community House at 141 Main St. has died. The group has planned for a tree to be the centerpiece of the village’s annual tree lighting ceremony for years to come.
“It’s just a pathetic looking tree now, just sticks and branches,” Ledone said Wednesday.
When the 3-foot-tall tree was donated by Sugar Grove-based Spring Bluff Nursery, it was in great health, and organizers watered it according to instructions. But Ledone said she suspects the sprinkler system may have not reached the tree over the summer months.
“We want to have a tree that will grow with us through each Christmas,” she said.
This year’s Holiday in the Grove is scheduled for Dec. 7. The Sugar Grove Fire Protection Association, the Sugar Grove Park District, the Sugar Grove Library the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, the Sugar Grove Community House, John Shields Elementary and other local businesses sponsor the event each year.
The annual event features breakfast with Santa, a kids holiday shop and craft fair, among other holiday activities.
Holiday in the Grove is still seeking vendors and volunteers for this year’s event. For more information, visit holidayinthegrove.com.
To donate a new tree, contact Ledone at 630-334-8570.