Marked Tree Chamber selling bulbs for community

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce is working to get a community Christmas tree put in near the municipal building. The chamber plans to have a community service to light the tree at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, after the city council meeting.

According to chamber president Sandy Teague, the chamber is selling bulbs to be placed on the tree in memory or honor of a loved one. Bulbs are $5 each, and proceeds will go toward chamber community projects. The deadline to purchase a bulb for the tree is Friday, Dec. 5. Order forms may be obtained from Pam Wright at Marked Tree City Hall.

The chamber's mural project on the underpass is nearly complete. Teague said the sealant arrived and will be applied by Fire Chief Jamie McCrary after the weather warms up and the mural has been touched up. Teague also said the chamber received a grant of $2,500 to help with the cost of the project.

Regarding the project to do landscaping at Carver Park and make sure the Booker T. Washington bust is properly grounded, Mary Smith said a pastor in Jonesboro who is in charge of the property is working to get permission to have the work done. Smith said Martha Ann Smith is in charge of the project, and once the okay is given the chamber will work in conjunction with the Carver Reunion Board to spruce up the area and preserve the monument.

November's Yard of the Month was awarded to ASUN-Marked Tree.

During December, instead of doing Yard of the Month, the chamber will give out awards for best Christmas decorations for both residential homes and businesses. Prizes will include gift certificates to businesses in town who are chamber members. Anyone wishing to participate in the contest should contact Pam at 870-358-3216.

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