Coldwater Christmas decorations are up, the project completed the day before Thanksgiving.
Crew members from Department of Municipal Services and Coldwater Board of Public Utilities spent two weeks wrapping light poles downtown, and erecting the city decorations at Four Corner Park and at Brown Municipal Building.
Some have complained on social media about the age of the decorations, including the large Santa, wire snowflakes and power poles, and the Santa in his sled and reindeer over Four Corners Park.
City Manager Keith Baker reminded community members that there is a Christmas holiday decoration endowment fund at Branch County Community Foundation. It has been established to raise money for the repair, replacement and further improve the
the holiday decorations in downtown Coldwater.
“Donations are tax-deductible and can be forwarded to the BCCF,” Baker said.
The big Santa has been repaired and refurbished within the past 10 years. Other decorations are more than two decades old.
The wire lighted snowflakes were a project with Branch Area Careers Center more than 10 years ago.
The trees wrapped in lights along U.S. 12 are not considered a Christmas decoration, but part of an effort by the city and Downtown Development Authority to brighten the downtown area.
This article originally appeared on The Daily Reporter: Coldwater's Christmas decoration are up for the holidays