Mansfield Motor Group to Light 80’ Christmas Tree and Hold Food Drive
On the evening on November 29, 2018, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, the public is encouraged to come to Mansfield Motor Group (MMG) on 1493 Park Ave W in Mansfield, for a Christmas tree lighting extravaganza. The only entry fee is a donation of non-perishable food items and a Christmas spirit.
There will be a food drive that benefits the Salvation Army and United Way, as well as hot cider beverages, coffee and doughnuts, a choir from the Richland Academy of the Arts, a DJ, fire pits, Santa Claus, and door prizes. At 7:00pm, MMG will light an 80’ tall Christmas tree, which is believed to be one of the largest in the state of Ohio.
This is a family event, open to everyone. It is the first ever event of such, held by MMG. President Dirk Schluter wanted to throw an event that gave back to the community. “We’ve had that pine tree in our lot for years and people always wanted me to cut it down,”
Schulter said. “We lit the tree last year, but this year I wanted to do something different and bigger - in the spirit of giving and community. Who knows, maybe the lighting of this massive tree on Park Ave could turn into an annual community event.”