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12th Columbus Day
A tree for all seasons
Christmas trees aren’t just
for Christmas anymore. More and more, people are
opting to keep up their artificial trees after the
holidays and decorate them for every season. At W.R.
Croman Primary School in Troy, the school’s Christmas
tree was left up in the office and has been decorated
as a snowman tree, a Valentine’s Day tree, and a St.
Patrick’s shamrock tree.
“They really like it,” said
administrative secretary Gyla Hoose of the students’
reaction to the tree. “It gives them a little humor to
get through the cold days.”
She and building secretary Pam
Curren came up with the idea of leaving the tree up
and decorating it for the various seasons. Next, it
will be decorated for Easter.
Hoose noted the children
helped with the decorating of the tree with the winter
theme. They made the snowmen to hang on the tree.
Curren said the children looked in the window as the
tree was decorated with a snowman theme.
“It’s fun for us because we
have no place to store it right now,” she added. One
parent, Crystal Deats of Millerton, said her family
also left up their tree and decorated for Valentine’s
Day and St. Patrick’s Day, though it’s no longer up.
Penny Kenyon, owner of Country
Cabin Gift Shop on Canton Street in Troy, said the
trend to leave up artificial Christmas trees and
decorate them for the seasons started in the last 10
years. She said she has a friend who decorates her
tree with a fishing theme in the summer, and changes
the decorations for “every season that comes along.”
Kenyon sells the artificial
trees in her shop, along with seasonal decorations.
The trees range from two feet tall to six feet tall.
Currently, she has a tree in the front of her store
decorated with Easter bunnies and Easter eggs. “I just
try to do every occasion that comes up,” she
commented. “The trees are something to brighten your
house up the whole year, instead of putting them in a
box and putting them away,” she said. Kenyon said
other themes people use are wines and grapes, Fourth
of July, and Halloween -- in addition to Christmas, of
course. She said the decorated trees are “unique and
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