Frosts donate tree for Greencastle Christmas

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot
Jim and Robin Frost donated the tree for this year's Heritage Christmas. It will reign on Center Square over the holidays.

The 2013 edition of Greencastle's Christmas tree comes from an Antrim Township home. Jim and Robin Frost offered the spruce in their front yard at 1481 Brenda Drive. The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce selected the evergreen for its size and shape to stand in Center Square for the season.

The tree started as a four-footer when the Frosts moved into their house 23 years ago. Now towering 25 to 30 feet, it has outgrown its welcome. The family used to decorate it for Christmas, but eventually couldn't reach the top.

"It's beautiful, but really too big for our yard," said Robin.

The upper branches now have utility lines running through them, so the couple is anxious to see how G&W Electric will remove it in mid-November.

The tree grew up along with the Frosts' five sons.

"We expect to find Frisbies and balls inside when the tree comes down," Jim said.

They also know the homes of birds and small animals will be disrupted.

The tree lighting ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 in Center Square. The annual event will be followed by the Christmas parade at 9:21 a.m. Nov. 23. Heritage Christmas activities take place on the square Friday evenings, Dec. 6, 13 and 20.

Other chamber-sponsored events include Lights of Love ceremony Dec. 7, holiday music on the square Dec. 14, and home tours Dec. 15.