Photos | Volunteers prep for ‘Lights Up, Piedmont!’

Julie Reichle

Piedmont Garden Club members Dana Low and Kristin Malan were in charge of the Lights Up volunteers

Volunteers from Piedmont Garden Club worked alongside the city’s public works staff on a foggy Tuesday morning to trim the plaza’s Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) with holiday lights in preparation for the Dec. 6 “Lights Up, Piedmont!” tradition, hosted by Piedmont Beautification Foundation. The volunteers gathered in Piedmont Community Hall to unravel the strings of lights and check for any faulty bulbs before working with the public works crew to hang the lights on the 80-foot tree.

The Wednesday, Dec. 6 event starts at 7 p.m. in front of Piedmont Community Hall and will feature the illumination of the redwood tree and a cappella serenades by Piedmont High School’s Troubadours, the lighting of a menorah concurrently with the tree, and inclusive, seasonal activities for all ages coordinated by the Piedmont Recreation Department. RAIN or SHINE.

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.

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