2020 has been a year of upheaval and change. Our normal holiday traditions may look a little different this year. For some, this season may be more challenging than ever, with the loss of a loved one or job layoffs or health concerns. That’s why it is so important that we continue to support our friends and neighbors here in Edgerton. One of the best ways the community helps each other is through the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund.
What is the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund?
Edgerton has always watched over our neighbors by helping those who would otherwise not have the resources to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones by providing gifts, food and other items.
The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund helps out people right here in our community all year long. Some of the projects done in the past include: renovating a bathroom to make it handicap accessible for a resident with MS; helping a resident who was in the hospital come home to a safe space; and giving gifts to families who would otherwise go without during the holiday season.
Donate to the Fund by clicking here.
Christmas Tree Decorating Contest
The Christmas Tree Decorating contest is back in 2020. The 4-ft. tall plywood trees are $40 each, with all the money raised going to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund.
Trees are be available for pickup now and must be returned by November 30. This year’s theme is “Christmas Around The World.”
The decorated trees will be on display in the Greenspace beginning December 1. The community will vote for their favorites and the top three will win a prize. Winners will be announced on Monday, December 7.
2020 Tree Lighting Ceremony Goes Virtual
With the increase in COVID-19 cases, this year’s Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held virtually on Facebook. Mayor Roberts and a young helper will flip the switch to welcome in the holiday season. Please check out the tree lighting ceremony on December 4th at 6:30 p.m. The video will also be posted here.
Holiday Home Decorating Contest
We’re looking for nominations for the annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest. The residents of the winning houses will be notified and receive a cash prize, a special yard sign and they’ll be invited to a City Council meeting to be recognized.
Nominate the best lit homes in town by Wednesday, December 9. Winners will be notified on Friday, December 18.