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North Adams Christmas Trees Delivered for the 2023 Season
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:19PM / Monday, November 06, 2023
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This year's Christmas tree, donated by Tony Gazzaniga of North Adams, is installed at Monument Square on Monday morning.

The Atlantis Corp. crane prepares to lift the 30-foot fir into place. 
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city installed its two Christmas trees on Monday.
"The weather is perfect and we hope it holds up," Wire and Alarm Inspector Mitchell Meranti said. "We always enjoy this and are always ready for it."
The first of the trees was paraded down Main Street on Monday morning.
The 30-foot balsam fir was placed on the monument end of Main Street. It was donated by Tony Gazzaniga of North Adams.
Meranti said the tree is a bit wider than past trees.
"It will be a challenge, but it is a little shorter so that helps," he said. "We have had trees in the past that were spilling out into the road. If it is a problem I will just put some cones around it. But usually, people are pretty careful."
The second tree that was placed on the City Hall end of Main Street is a blue spruce. It is 25 feet tall and was donated by Jake, Betsey and Lucas Elder of Clarksburg.
According to a statement from the Elder family.
"We want to acknowledge Betsey's parents, Bill and Louise Sherman, who lived here for 45 years and planted this tree. We are happy the City of North Adams can utilize this majestic tree for Christmas and the Tree Lighting."
The annual tree lighting takes place the night before Thanksgiving. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the Drury High School band and band front will leading the way with festive songs and the North Adams Fire Department's vintage fire engine will arrive with Santa Claus. Santa and his helpers will hand out gifts to the first 500 children.
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