Community Christmas Tree Lit at Book Hill Park
By December 7, 2023 0 603•
Under the leadership of Georgetown Main Street — the nonprofit that helps small businesses along the Wisconsin Avenue commercial corridor — Georgetown now boasts its own community Christmas tree, after several years of lacking a Yuletide evergreen.
Residents and city officials gathered Dec. 6 at the foot of Book Hill Park — at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Reservoir Road — as darkness fell and counted down together to officially light the 18-foot, artificial Christmas tree. Children from Little Folks School provided some ornaments, and the musical group Capital Blend filled the cold night air with Christmas carol. GMS Executive Director Rachel Shank welcomed everyone and introduced Ward 2 Council member Brooke Pinto.
Because the tree is of superior quality and meant to last, it is priced at around $21,000. GMS got donations from neighborhood residents and businesses to buy it.
Here’s the latest list of who helped make it an especially Merry Christmas.
Martin’s Tavern (donated over $5,000)
V-Tech Solutions (donated $1,000)
Colleen and John Girouard
Ann and Robert Goldstein
Zoe Feldman Design
Miller Walker Retail Real Estate
Cecchi Cecchi Homes
K S E Productions
Germar Properties, LLC
Eurobronze Sunless Studio
Paige and Tim Shirk
Gwen Lohse and James Assey
Earl and Rachel Shank