Mayor to light city Christmas tree in downtown Dec. 6
DICKSON, TN – Mayor Don L. Weiss Jr. will officially light the city of Dickson’s Christmas tree during the Christmas in Downtown Dickson celebration Friday, Dec. 6.
The tree was purchased by the city from Burns Garden Center to aid in the business’ recovery from a devastating fire earlier this month. It will be installed at Tom Waychoff Memorial Park and decorated with ornaments created by students at Centennial Elementary School. Wanda Forrester, office coordinator for the Dickson Parks and Recreation Department, will be performing and leading the singing of Christmas carols as part of the ceremony.
The singing will begin at 5:00 pm Friday in Waychoff Memorial Park on the southeast corner of College and Main streets. Elected to his seventh term in September, Weiss will throw the switch to light the tree at 5:30 pm.
The art students of K.K. Curcio at Centennial Elementary School created tree decorations inspired by artist Jessi Raulet.
An Indiana native now based in Strasbourg, France, Raulet is known internationally for her bold, expressive brush strokes in a whirlwind of colors. An artist, designer and social media influencer, Raulet created the Etta Vee brand of her hand-painted, bright and bold designs with customers including LinkedIn, Yahoo!, the San Francisco 49ers, Domino’s Pizza, NBC and others.
The Downtown Dickson Association presents Christmas in Downtown Dickson 5-9 pm Friday, Dec. 6. The celebration will include stores open late with special sales, refreshments, pictures with Santa Claus, a live nativity and Walk through Bethlehem at the Dickson County Help Center, entertainment, children’s train rides and free horse-drawn carriage rides sponsored by the Bank of Dickson.
Waychoff Memorial Park in the heart of downtown is named for the former councilman, mayor, chamber of commerce president and city administrator who died in January 2012 after a battle with cancer.
The 2018 Christmas tree in downtown Dickson.
Artist Jessi Raulet, the inspiration for Centennial Elementary School students’ decorations for the 2019 Christmas tree.