Get Lit, LLC, the maker of Conway’s 54-foot artificial Christmas tree, was scheduled to arrive with the supplies to begin assembling the city’s $130,000 decoration Monday night.
The Conway Downtown Partnership said the tree should arrive sometime Wednesday night with construction beginning Thursday morning.
In August, the Conway City Council voted to buy the tree using advertising and promotion tax money raised through a two percent prepared food tax commonly refereed to as hamburger tax.
Get Lit, LLC has claimed that Conway’s tree may be the largest artificial Christmas tree in the Midwest.
When workers arrive Wednesday, the tree will be constructed on top of the recently installed fountain at Rogers Plaza in front of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
The tree’s internal structure will consist of a hollow cone with a 27-foot-wide base adorned with artificial tree limbs, ornaments and more than 19,000 lights.
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