Photos | Many hands make light(s) work

Julie Reichle

Volunteers from the Piedmont Garden Club worked with city public works staff to string lights on the big tree Tuesday morning.

Piedmont Community Hall was abuzz with activity on Tuesday morning as volunteers from Piedmont Garden Club worked alongside the city’s public works staff to trim the plaza’s towering Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) with holiday lights in preparation for the Dec. 1 annual tree lighting festivities, hosted by Piedmont Beautification Foundation.

WHEN: December 1 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Piedmont Community Hall

Fortified by coffee and chatter, the group made quick work of tree trimming. Forming human chains, they handed off unspooled lines of Christmas tree lights to the Public Works crews waiting atop the large crane. “‘Lights Up’ is my favorite way to start the holiday season,” said Piedmont Garden Club president Lori Adams. “I look forward to this every year!”

The Piedmont Beautification Foundation is a nonprofit founded by the Piedmont Garden Club in 1964 to raise funds to help the city sustain Piedmont’s parks and green spaces.

Thanks to the generosity of Piedmont citizens, Piedmont Beautification Foundation (501c3) is able to partner with the City of Piedmont to beautify, maintain and renovate the greenscape and public buildings. Donations to the seasonal “Holiday Tree Lighting Fund” give donors an opportunity to send Holiday Greetings through PBF to friends and family.

“This is such a terrific Piedmont holiday tradition — sending season’s greetings through PBF as a way to help sustain Piedmont’s natural beauty — we hope everyone gets in on the action!” says PBF President Gayle Lambert.  LEARN MORE about this important local important fundraiser.

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