October 6, 2010

For Additional Information:

Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 489-0531




Meridian, ID – (October 6, 2010) – The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department is seeking the donation of a large, live, evergreen tree for the City’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Generations Plaza in downtown Meridian. 


In order to be considered, a tree must be located in or around the Meridian area,

be 35 feet or taller, and be accessible from the front or side yard of the property. 


The tree will be displayed at Generations Plaza, located on the corner of Main Street and E. Idaho Avenue, throughout the month of December and be illuminated each night to help the City of Meridian celebrate the holidays.


Anyone interested in donating a tree should contact Meridian Parks Superintendent Elroy Huff at 888-3579 by Monday, November 1, 2010. 


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People For more information about Meridian, visit