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Community Christmas Tree chosen, will be installed on Thursday

The community Christmas tree is lowered onto the ice rink on November 15, 2018. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. – The 2019 Community Christmas Tree at David Street Station is about to make its debut.

According to a release from David Street Station, the tree is scheduled to be removed from a house at the 5000 block of East 17th Street starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

The tree is then scheduled to arrive at the David Street Station outdoor plaza between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending on how long the removal process takes.

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This year’s tree is donated by the Pribbernow family, who were chosen out of eight applicants according to David Street Station marketing manager Julie Schmitt.

Schmitt says the process involves examining each submitted tree by the staff and tree experts at Rodolph Brothers to determine its condition and suitability for the plaza.

The tree chosen this year has overgrown its site, encroaching on the homeowner’s and neighbor’s driveways and causing foundation issues on the home, according to Schmitt. “This year the family is really excited to be a part of it,” she said.

After the tree is in place, the process of converting the summer splash pad into an outdoor skating rink commences. This year the rink will open for the season at noon on Black Friday, November 29th, one day before the annual downtown Christmas parade.

Skating fees are $5 for adults, $4 for youth, $2 for toddlers, and $3 for skate rental.

The public is welcome to watch the tree installation tomorrow.