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The beautiful community Christmas Tree on the courthouse lawn during the 2018 Christmas and holiday season has been donated by Betty & Sharon Seifert of Ireland.

This beautiful tree serves as the main Christmas tree for Jasper – for the holiday season.

The lights on the tree, the beautiful 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 small bushes and 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.

The City Electric Department did an outstanding job again this year of installing 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. The new lights strung from the courthouse will stay up all year. They are intended to be used for various holidays during the year.

Through the efforts of Patoka 2000, the city Electric Department, Al Kiefer, the Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association, and the Jasper Chamber of Commerce – the city of Jasper will have a bright and festive look throughout the entire holiday season of 2018.

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