Donations make Jasper festive for holidays

From Local Sources

JASPER — The community Christmas tree on the Dubois County Courthouse lawn during the 2019 Christmas and holiday season has been donated by Leo Eckerle of Jasper.

The lights on the tree, the red bows and the lighted garland on the street poles were financed by Patoka 2000. In addition to the planters and light streamers on the Patoka River bridge, red and green flags add color to this historic bridge. Contributions were received by individuals in the community in memory of loved ones, or in honor of special occasions.

The lights on the trees and perimeter lighting on many of the downtown buildings were financed by individual merchants and also by the Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association.

Assistance was provided by the Rotary Club of Jasper and their high school Interact Club.

The 17 large flower pots lining Main Street in Jasper were funded through the efforts of: City of Jasper, Patoka 2000, Jasper Chamber of Commerce, Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association and Jasper Strassenfest.

The Jasper Electric Department installed all of the decorations, garlands, lights and the community Christmas tree. They also attached the red bows to the tree and were responsible for designing, making and placing the star at the top of the main tree. Al Kiefer made sure the flags were placed on the two bridges on the south side of Jasper.

Through all of these efforts, Jasper will have a bright and festive look throughout the entire holiday season.

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