Decorating a tree for all to see


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



Trees line the grass lot near Dave Diles Park in Middleport. The trees are decorated in various themes and colors by local businesses, organizations and individuals.

Trees line the grass lot near Dave Diles Park in Middleport. The trees are decorated in various themes and colors by local businesses, organizations and individuals.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Decorations for this tree were made by local elementary students.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Numerous individuals braved the rain to put up the trees last weekend.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Trees line the grass lot near Dave Diles Park in Middleport. The trees are decorated in various themes and colors by local businesses, organizations and individuals.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The tree decorated by the Meigs Bicentennial Committee represents 200 years of Meigs County and includes ornaments for each of the townships.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Decorations for this tree were made by local elementary students.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Middleport businesses Shear Illusions and Home National Bank have trees decorated in the display.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

MIDDLEPORT — Two hundred years of Meigs County, the art of young students and more are on display as part of the first tree display in the village of Middleport.

Near the “T” in Middleport, where there was an empty grass lot a few weeks ago, there are now several decorated Christmas trees, the work of businesses, individuals and organizations.

The idea for the tree display came about a few weeks ago with village officials, including Administrator Joe Woodall and the Recreation Committee, working to bring the idea to life.

Mayor Sandy Iannarelli explained that the idea was being modeled after what Gallipolis has done for the past several years with the trees at Gallipolis in Lights, although on a smaller scale.

Among the trees is one decorated with cutouts of Meigs County and “200”, along with ornaments listing each of the counties townships in honor of the upcoming bicentennial in 2019.

Other trees are decorated with painted hand prints from local elementary school students, as well as ornaments they created.

Home National Bank, Shear Illusions and the Middleport First Baptist Church Youth have trees in the displays, along with a tree decorated in memory of Emily Grace Deem.

The trees will remain on display until the first of the year, with spaces still available for those who are interested in taking part. Those interested in placing a tree should contact the village water office, 740-992-5571.

Trees line the grass lot near Dave Diles Park in Middleport. The trees are decorated in various themes and colors by local businesses, organizations and individuals.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/12/web1_12.2-Middleport-1_ne201811301618199.jpgTrees line the grass lot near Dave Diles Park in Middleport. The trees are decorated in various themes and colors by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Decorations for this tree were made by local elementary students.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/12/web1_12.2-Middleport-2_ne2018113016185695.jpgDecorations for this tree were made by local elementary students. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Numerous individuals braved the rain to put up the trees last weekend.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/12/web1_12.2-Middleport-3_ne20181130161815895.jpgNumerous individuals braved the rain to put up the trees last weekend. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Trees line the grass lot near Dave Diles Park in Middleport. The trees are decorated in various themes and colors by local businesses, organizations and individuals.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/12/web1_12.2-Middleport-4_ne20181130161821736.jpgTrees line the grass lot near Dave Diles Park in Middleport. The trees are decorated in various themes and colors by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The tree decorated by the Meigs Bicentennial Committee represents 200 years of Meigs County and includes ornaments for each of the townships.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/12/web1_12.2-Middleport-5_ne20181130161827247.jpgThe tree decorated by the Meigs Bicentennial Committee represents 200 years of Meigs County and includes ornaments for each of the townships. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Decorations for this tree were made by local elementary students.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/12/web1_12.2-Middleport-6_ne2018113016183379.jpgDecorations for this tree were made by local elementary students. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Middleport businesses Shear Illusions and Home National Bank have trees decorated in the display.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/12/web1_12.2-Middleport-7_ne20181130161840448.jpgMiddleport businesses Shear Illusions and Home National Bank have trees decorated in the display. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

By Sarah Hawley

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