We have just received confirmation from the Department of Natural Resources that we have been given the honour once again to wrap and prepare the Boston Christmas Tree for 2013 for transport to Boston.  The tree donated this year is a 47ft White Spruce in Mill Cove, Lunenburg Co.  Wrapping will begin the first week in November!!

 

On Thursday, December 6, 1917 the City of Halifax & surrounding area was devastated by the collision and subsequent explosions on the SS Mont Blanc and the SS Imo in the Halifax Harbour.  The Mont Blanc, a cargo ship, was full of wartime ammunition.  Over 200 people were killed and thousands more injured.  Boston, Massachusetts was one of the first to respond to the disaster, sending Doctors, Nurses and supplies.  In 1918, the City of Halifax sent a Christmas Tree in Thanks for their generosity, support and donations in one of the darkest times in our Provinces history.  The gesture was revived in 1971 when the Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Growers Association began an annual tradition.  This was later taken over by the Province of Nova Scotia, and continues to this day.  The Tree is known as Boston's Official Christmas Tree and is lit every year in the Boston Commons.  Knowing its symbolic importance, the Department of Natural Resources has specific guidelines when choosing the tree each year and the process of wrapping and transporting it to Boston.


We are very Proud to once again be part of this tradition!

 

Please join us at the Berwick Santa Parade November 24

(for more info on all of the events taking place, click here)

 

We will be pulling the Berwick and District Nursery School float this year!

 

Parade starts at Grandview Manor and travels Commercial Street.

 

HO HO HO ... Merry Christmas!!!

 
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