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Bethlehem seeks Christmas trees for holiday season

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bethlehem is searching for some of the best Christmas trees in the area to adorn the city's streets during the holiday season.

The Christmas City is asking its residents and anyone else to donate tall trees that are nicely shaped, stand about 50 feet tall and are located within no more than seven miles from the city center.

Officials are asking that all trees be accessible to the roadway for easy pickup.

In addition, the city is also seeking a donation of a specific nicely shaped 18-25 foot tree.

A city electrician will come out to the location and inspect the tree for acceptability.

All accepted donations will be publicly recognized during the annual Christmas City tree lighting ceremony, which is expected to take place Friday, November 24, at 4:30 p.m. on Payrow Plaza.

The Citizens Christmas City Committee, founded in 1964, serves as a driving force behind the annual Christmas tree drive. The committee has raised more than $1 million over the years to beautify the city during the holiday season.

Anyone wishing to donate a tree is asked to call Greg Cryder or Chris Lenhart at 610-865-7108.

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