Taradale’s trees a colourful sight
The streets of Taradale have come alive this month, with the Wooden Christmas Tree Community Art project in full swing.
The project brings the community together to decorate their town and bring a colourful and festive feel just in time for Christmas, says Taradale Marketing Association manager Linda Walsh.
Wooden Christmas Tree Community Art Project has been running for five years, with the support of Taradale Lions, Resene and a grant from Creative Communities Napier.
As in past years, cutouts of Christmas trees were supplied to schools, art groups, individuals, professional artists and businesses to decorate. The creations are on display during this month in Gloucester Street, Lee Road, Puketapu Road and Devonshire Place.
“Each year the designs just get better and better with new artists and ideas,” Linda says.
“There are some really amazing creations coming through so the 2018 display will be one you won’t want to miss.”
The Taradale community is encouraged to get along and take a look at what has been created for them and vote in the People’s Choice award to win prizes, including vouchers from Resene.
“The decorator of the tree that is voted top by the public will win a $200 Resene voucher and one lucky voter will win a $100 Resene voucher.”
You can vote in the stores displaying trees online via the Taradale Village Facebook page or at Paper Plus Taradale up until December 21. Keep an eye out on the Taradale Village Facebook page for updates on completed trees, locations and how to enter the People’s Choice competition.
Bledisloe School Year 3 students with their wooden Christmas tree.