By Amiee Dilger, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
On the 49th day until Christmas, my true love gave to me, a 35-foot evergreen on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square. With the holiday more than a month and a half away, employees of Falzone’s Towing Service Inc. and the city’s Department of Public Works set up a Christmas tree Monday. DPW worker Tony White, in bucket, gets ready to stretch a cable across the Square and secure the tree in plenty of time for the city’s Christmas Parade and tree lighting Nov. 19 and the Old-Fashioned Holiday Market Dec. 9 and 10.
With the aid of a heavy-duty wrecker from Falzone’s Towing Service Inc., Wilkes-Barre Department of Public Works employees put up a Christmas tree on Public Square Monday afternoon. The warm weather and sunny skies weren’t exactly mood setters for the holiday still 49 days away, but the time was right. The tree will be in place in plenty of time for the Nov. 19 Christmas parade and other events on the Square and downtown.