With the recent placement of a “new” Norway spruce tree as the county’s official Christmas tree, and the continuation of several annual holiday traditions, this year’s Jessamine County’s official holiday celebrations will include a focus on both the old and the new.
The tree formally used as the county’s official Christmas tree was replaced by a 15-foot Norway spruce from Glynn Young Nursery in Nicholasville; it will be the only significantly “new” element in a holiday season that includes the continuation of annual county events such as the Circle of Giving Wreath Display, the Jessamine County Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Camp Nelson’s Christmas at the White House.
The celebrations began on Nov. 26 with the start of the 12th Annual Circle of Giving Wreath Display. During the Wreath Display event, Jessamine Courthouse hallways will be filled with donated wreaths and holiday decorations that are up for bid.
As in years past, hand crafted wreaths will be donated by several Jessamine County groups and individuals such as Judge-Executive Neal Cassity and his staff, Jessamine County Circuit Clerk Doug Fain and his staff, and representatives of several local businesses and organizations. The funds raised during the Circle of Giving Wreath Display’s silent auction will support local organizations and charities.