Posted by: David Giacalone | November 29, 2012

2012 Stockade Holiday tree arrives (and leans)

collage with the 2012 Stockade Holiday Tree and Lawrence shown after a light snowfall - Schenectady NY Stockade - 1Dec2012

- a light dusting of snow left Lawrence and the Holiday Tree looking festive the day before its lighting ceremony (Saturday morning, Dec, 1, 2012) -

the 2012 Stockade Holiday Tree seen at Lawrence Circle just as the lighting ceremony ended - 5:30 PM 02Dec2012 . . . TreeLighting-umbrellas update (Sunday, December 2, 2012):  A crowd with more spirit than size withstood an increasing rainfall, sang a few carols, listened to convivially brief comments, and watched as the Hodgkins kids threw the switch to light our lovely Stockade Holiday Tree.

sunrise Monday (Dec. 3, 2012):

Lawrence Circle at sunrise the morning after the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony - Schenectady NY Stockade - 03Dec2012 . . . Stockade Holiday Tree at sunrise the morning after the Lighting Ceremony - Lawrence Circle - Schenectady NY Stockade 03Dec2012

. . . . original posting:

 This year’s lanky, lovely Stockade Holiday (Christmas) Tree has again been donated by the NYS Tree Nursery at Saratoga, where Stockade resident Susannah Hand is employed.  It was selected this past Monday and arrived yesterday, Nov. 28, at Lawrence Circle.  A City of Schenectady Park’s crew transported and erected the tree, and strung lights on it.  Colleen Macaulay coordinated the tree’s installation for the Stockade Association, which decorated Lawrence’s Circle with bows and holly last weekend.

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-the tree is taller than last year’s 23-foot balsam fir [click to see photos of the 2011 Holiday Tree]

- click on an image for a larger version –

I’ll update this posting with photos of the fully-decorated tree. The tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5 P.M. this Sunday, December 12, followed by a festive community gathering (with holiday goodies) at the First Reformed Church Assembly Hall.

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update: January 10, 2013 – the tree has been listing for a couple of weeks:

comparison of the 2012 Stockade Holiday Tree - upright & listing.

comparison of the 2012 Stockade Holiday Tree - upright & listing

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The installation of the tree can be followed in the series of photos below. [Click on this link to see the 2013 Stockade Tree.]

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