10-ton Norway Spruce to be cut down Tuesday morning in Mount Olive.
Monday, November 12, 2012
From Morris County to Rockefeller Center. A 10-ton Norway Spruce will be cut down Tuesday morning in the Flanders section of Mount Olive and transported on a 115-foot-long trailer and transported to New York. The tree, which is 80 feet tall and 50 feet in diameter, will be brought down on the property of Joseph Balku and will be erected in Rockefeller Center on Wednesday. The 80th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will be held in two weeks on Wednesday, Nov. 28. This is the first time since 2009 a New Jersey tree will be used at Rockefeller Center, according to NJ.com.
Hot chocolate, dancing and the arrival of Santa got residents in the holiday spirit.
Huddled for warmth, friends and family gathered at Merchant's Block on Speedwell Avenue for the annual Christmas tree lighting Sunday evening. The Rotary Club of Morris Plains, which co-sponsored the event with the Morris Plains Fire Department, was ready and waiting with hot chocolate and cookies to keep minds off the frigid weather as the crowd anxiously anticipated Santa's arrival. The dancers of Art in Motion Academy entertained onlookers, performing to holiday tunes played by deejays on a festive stage. The academy also collected winter coats for donation. Those who couldn't take the cold for too long found a warm welcome inside the former train station, as the Model Railroad Club displayed its various layouts to the delight of …