Sardis residents will have their annual Community Christmas Tree lightning. Organizers are encouraging local residents to bring an ornament to contribute for this year’s decorations.
One of the organizers, John Cohen, describes it as, “A tree that those in our community can come to and decorate in honor of their loved ones, lost loved ones, loved ones who are deployed. An ornament placed out of love and in doing so, a new memory made and memories shared of those who can not be with us.”
Smitty Galusha was a large part of the event. He passed away in 2020, so there will always be a special ornament placed in his honor.
According to Cohen, this was an idea that fellow resident Sheryl Nichols-Drye had in 2018. They discussed it and the community quickly put it together for that first year.
This year, Bradbury Christmas Tree Farm is donating the tree. Sunrise Cafe & Bakery is allowing space for it on their front porch at 23713 N Sardis Road, next to Dollar General.
Come to the cafe on Saturday, December 4th, with an ornament to place on the tree. Place your ornament beginning at 4 p.m. and then the tree lighting will be at 5 p.m.
Organizers ask that when the season is over, that you come and retrieve your ornament (only yours). This tree event has become a cherished tradition in the community and All locals are invited whether you have an ornament or not.