Christmas is over, and Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson reminds Hoosiers to properly dispose of their live trees.
When a tree starts to drop needles, it means it is too dry and should be removed from the home, according to Greeson. He says dry trees are a fire hazard. The National Fire Prevention Association notes roughly one of every 34 reported home fires that begin with a Christmas tree resulted in death, compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home fires. Continue reading →
The holidays have come and gone and the city of Knox has announced they will soon be picking up Christmas trees on their regular “brush pick-up day.” The mayor’s office this week released a reminder that the city will pick-up disposed trees on Thursdays beginning Jan. 2.
Anyone who wishes to dispose of their natural Christmas tree may do so by putting it at the curb where they would normally put any brush in the summer months. Please be sure all ornaments and tinsel are removed.
You can also dispose of your tree in the city’s compost drop-off pile located behind City Hall. The garbage contractors will not pick up disposed natural Christmas trees.
The trees will soon be gloriously lit in Winamac and North Judson with tree lighting ceremonies scheduled in both towns on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. local time. In North Judson, a small parade will take place at 5:45 p.m. The lighting of the trees will then be performed by a child from the crowd who will pull the switch to turn on the lights. Following that, Reimbold said there will be hot cocoa, cookies and refreshments at the old firehouse with an appearance from Santa Claus himself.
The City of Knox will be picking up disposed Christmas trees on the regular brush pick up day beginning Thursday, January 6th, 2011.
Anyone who wishes to dispose of their natural Christmas tree may do so by putting it at the curb. Make sure all ornaments and tinsel are removed. Residents may also dispose of trees in the City’s compost pile located behind City Hall. The garbage contractors will not pick up disposed natural Christmas trees.
Many people are visiting Christmas tree farms, like Hensler’s Nursery in Hamlet, to pick out the perfect tree to place in their homes. It’s important to keep your live Christmas tree fresh throughout the holiday season.
The Town of North Judson is gets in the holiday spirit this weekend!
The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be Friday, December 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. CT in Norwayne Field. Following that, residents are invited join in singing Christmas carols. Then it’s off to the old firehouse for cookies and hot chocolate and a fire in the fireplace to warm you.
The members of the Starke County Historical Society are inviting the public to a Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 5th at the Starke County Museum at 401 South Main Street in Knox. Ed Hasnerl and his guests will lead the visitors in Christmas carols. The Open House is from 1:00-3:00 p.m. CT with singing at 2:00 p.m.