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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Christmas tree is a traditional item to mark the December holiday. However, trees become more than decoration when they are part of The Clugstonâ€™s Annual Walk of Trees.
In its fourth year, The Walk of Trees will open for tours Friday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. and will continue Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 14.
The event is free and allows area businesses and organizations a chance to sponsor and decorate a tree. More than 20 trees are expected to be a part of this yearâ€™s walk.
â€śInstead of floral companies and professional decorators coming in to work on trees, this walk features the handiwork of everyday community members,â€ť said Tammy Nickolson, the eventâ€™s coordinator. â€śI think itâ€™s fun for folks to walk through The Clugston lobby and see the creativity of those they know.â€ť
The Clugston is a senior-living community located in a historic building in downtown Columbia City. As visitors take in the twinkling lights and holiday cheer, raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 and dropped off at the base of each tree. At the end of the walk, a winning ticket will be drawn and the selected ticket holder is able to take home their selected tree.
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