Many of our homes experienced the effects of Hurricane Matthew, and we at the Arts Center hope that everyone is feeling somewhat back to normal as our Island continues its process of restoration.
The Arts Center fared well in the wake of the storm, but one of our casualties was our Leland Cypress Christmas tree, uprooted completely. The tree, which was the centerpiece of the Town’s Official Christmas Tree Lighting for 20 years, was planted when the Arts Center opened in 1996.
Jeffrey Reeves, the Arts Center’s COO, reached out to an Arts Center business partner, The Greenery, Inc. to ascertain our best options for replacement. Skip Briggs, Project Manager at The Greenery, found a lovely 16’+ Mary Nell Holly, and within a week, it was delivered and installed by their incredible staff.
We hope you enjoy our new and lovely addition to the landscape, decked for the holiday season in lights and ornaments. Our thanks again to The Greenery for their help both with the tree and the amazing clean-up efforts in the aftermath of Matthew. Because of their staff -- and ours -- we were able to welcome patrons back to a safe building and debris-free parking lot within days after re-entry.
Join us for the Town’s official Christmas Tree Lighting, with our new Mary Nell Holly, on Saturday, November 26 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on the grounds at the Arts Center!