City of venice beautification



 “Holiday Tree Lighting” Celebration
December 9th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Venice Area Beautification, Inc. (VABI) invites you to gather your friends and family to participate in a very special holiday event.  This year, we will be hosting our 11th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting event at the Monty Andrews Arboretum at West Blalock Park. Those of you who have participated in the past recall how festive the Arboretum looks strung with lights and decorations.  Again, we are encouraging our tree sponsors to join in the fun and decorate their trees for this event. This year, as we did last, there willbe a “Holiday Tree Lighting” celebration which will be held on December 9th from 5:00p – 7:00p. Santa will be making an appearance, there will be crafts for the kids, entertainment, refreshments, and there will be recognition for the most creative tree.

At dark, we’ll flip the switch and light up the Arboretum.

A couple of years ago we began a new tradition.  If you, your organization or someone you know are interested in being a “guest decorator”, please indicate your desire to do so by contacting us via the email listed below as soon as possible.  If you agree to guest decorate, we will contact you as to the specific tree.

Setup, teardown, and all decorations and lights (LIGHTS ARE NOW REQUIRED ON ALL DECORATED TREES) must be provided by the tree decorators. One power outlet to the base of the trees will be provided by VABI.  Please make sure everything is connected together and culminates in one “male” plug at either the base of the tree or reaches the electrical box if you have one in front of your tree.  Also enclosed with this letter are some tree decorating guidelines and suggestions to help you decorate  safely and beautifully.

NOTE:  All Tree Sponsors -- Please call the office at 941-208-8224 or email to ASAP and leave a message to let us know whether you will or will not be decorating your tree this year.

Setup: December 2nd thru December 8th
Teardown: January 2nd to January 8th

We look forward to your participation in this fun, community spirited event

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