25-foot plus tree sought for Riverside Gardens Park
RED BANK, NJ—Red Bank RiverCenter is seeking the perfect, oversized evergreen tree to serve as the centerpiece of its world-class holiday decorations for the 2018 Holiday Season.
“The ideal tree will be a minimum of 25 feet tall,” explained James Scavone, Executive Director of Red Bank RiverCenter. “We are looking for a tree that is at least as tall as a two-story home. RiverCenter will make arrangements to remove the tree, at no cost to the owner, and install the tree at Riverside Gardens Park. ”
Families or individual property owners willing to donate an evergreen tree to be placed in Riverside Gardens Park and serve as the Red Bank’s official 2018 holiday tree are encouraged to let RiverCenter know of their interest by the end of October.
The tree would be removed on or about November 18 and transported to Red Bank. The tree should also be accessible for cutting—not too close to buildings or wires.
This year, The Count Basie Center for the Arts and the Knights of Columbus Council 525 have donated the funds to cover the cost of cutting, transporting, placing and decorating the tree at Riverside Gardens Park where it will be enjoyed by visitors and passersby on Front Street and on the Navesink River.
The tree donor will be acknowledged in signage, a press release, and will be invited to join in the annual Red Bank Town Lighting on Friday, November 23. As RiverCenter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, prospective donors should consult with their tax professionals to determine if the in-kind donation of a tree is tax deductible.
Persons interested in donating a tree to Red Bank or learning more about what is involved, please call Jim Scavone at 732-842-4244, ext. 103.
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About Red Bank
Red Bank is an all-season destination to residents and visitors who look to retreat to the New Jersey coastline for relaxation without compromising their craving for culture. The town's rich historical roots, combined with world-class shopping, outdoor fairs, and festivals, are just some of the reasons families and friends journey to the riverside town. Traditional and contemporary art galleries, award-winning theaters and performing arts venues, gourmet and casual dining, luxury boutique hotels and pristine landscapes exemplify why residents and visitors, near and far, choose Red Bank.
About Red Bank RiverCenter
The Red Bank RiverCenter is a 501c3 not-for-profit alliance of local businesses, property owners, residents, and other stakeholders working to enhance and promote Red Bank’s downtown district as a mid-Atlantic destination for dining, shopping, and culture. RiverCenter helms the town’s Special Improvement District to promote Red Bank businesses through special promotions. Since 1991, RiverCenter has supported the business community by recruiting new businesses to fill commercial vacancies and helping them navigate the various start-up procedures in town. For more information, please visit: http://www.redbank.org/rivercenter/, email [email protected], or call 732-842-4244.