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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stratford to light holiday tree Dec. 1

STRATFORD — The town kicks off the holidays Dec. 1 by lighting a Christmas tree made of recycled industrial products.
Created by Christopher Curnan, a Connecticut painter, sculptor and photographer, the 25-foot tree is the result of collaboration between the Economic Development Commission and the CRRA Garbage Museum, according to a statement.
Curnan said the tree’s branches are made of discarded home oil tanks, which he flattened using a giant excavating machine, the statement said.

"The result resembles a highly stylized blue spruce," the statement said.
The lighting is part of a festival, in its second year, which will include a holiday magic show at the Stratford Library, Bunnell School Choir, Santa Claus on a fire engine "sleigh" (free photos with St. Nick for children are offered), free hot chocolate, snowflake, wreath and garland decorations, luminaries lining Main Street, and Victorian-costumed carolers strolling downtown, the statement said.
The tree will be erected on West Broad Street Green; festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., the statement said


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