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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

From street project to annual celebration - The evolution of the Tree Lighting Ceremony


November 29, 2018

There's no doubt this City knows how to put on a show for Christmas.

This year marks 15 years of Creswell's Tree Lighting Celebration, though it has evolved significantly since its Dec. 18, 2003 debut.

The tree lighting celebration was first identified as an "Oregon Avenue streetscape project dedication ceremony" in the 2003 Chronicle archives.

Helen Hollyer first reported that between 250 and 300 attendees showed up between Front and Third streets to admire the just-lit streetlights dressed with bows and banners. Live music by keyboardist Maurice McConnell, saxophonist Sean Flannery and...

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