Residents of Redfield Parkway have officially opened the holiday season with the street’s traditional Christmas tree display on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
Organizers Sharon and Mike Kubiniec and their family, along with a group of neighbors, set up posts and delivered trees, even setting up a few for those neighbors who were unable.
“This is the highlight of our thanksgiving weekend,” says Sharon and Mike Kubiniec.
The tradition was started in 1951 by Harold Gouinlock, a resident on the street, who owned a Christmas tree farm in Attica and supplied the street with trees to display in their front lawns during the Christmas season. Neighbors on the street still use original bamboo poles to measure and line up the posts in each yard.
This year 55 balsam trees were purchased from Pudgies Lawn and Garden store.
“We were very fortunate to even receive trees as there has been a shortage, but once again Pudgies came through and was able to guarantee us 55 trees.”