Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 24, 1920
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Dec. 24, 1920
CITY CHRISTMAS TREE CEREMONY ASHLAND TONIGHT
Ashland, Dec. 24. — A huge Christmas tree, nearly fifty feet high, is the fine evergreen growth which will be the landmark on the plaza in this city, at the Christmas observance on the community plan, Friday evening, Dec. 24, promptly at 6:30. The hour is an early one, in order to give those interested opportunity to attend Christmas exercises at their respective churches. The big tree is resplendent with vari-colored electric settings and presents an imposing appearance. The exercises will be brief, with addresses by Revs. Evans, Koehler and Smith, while Christmas carols will be the joyous musical accompaniments. This observance will not be confined to church members and Sunday schools, but the entire community is cordially invited to participate and make the event one of big proportions, enthusiastically inclined.
Opportunely, the holiday season witnesses the completion of the drive in this vicinity in behalf of the Children’s Welfare Home, and it is needless to add that the community again “went over the top” in this praise-worthy object. Ashland’s quota was a thousand dollars. The campaign lagged for a time due to unforeseen complications, but the results were attained just the same, an accomplishment which is all the more gratifying in the face of obstacles involved. The amount raised in this city will be over the $1,000. The understanding is that, provided $125,000 is raised for this object thruout Oregon, the state will stand responsible in further backing the project. The initiative regarding this home plan originated with the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, and this organization has stood as sponsor for the object first, last and always, never considering but what the meritorious measure would be attained.
— Alissa Corman;firstname.lastname@example.org