By Gregg Scott
Friday, Nov. 25 marked the inaugural lighting of a new Chester Community Tree. The new tree is a 30-feet tall reusable assembly that is guaranteed not to grow around the hundreds of lights that adorn it. It is located near the entrance of the Chester Park and will light the new ice-skating rink that will soon be located on the basketball court area. Sponsored by the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce, the tree lighting featured chamber members and local service organizations with hot and cold beverages, goodies and community information for the crowd. Christmas carols, a dancing tree and special music were also included for the enjoyment of the crowd. One gentleman commented, “It sure is nice to renew some of the traditions we’ve missed the last few years.” A round of applause went up when the opening of the ice rink was announced.