In an effort to beautify the Depot Plaza this holiday season, the City of Cheyenne has launched an "Adopt-A-Tree" program.

Steve McDonald, Events Manager for Community Recreation and Events, says the program -- which costs $100 per tree -- is a great way for local businesses, clubs and families/individuals to show their community pride.

"There are 13 trees ready to be decorated and each tree has its own electrical outlet," said McDonald. "The trees will be visible to all those who drive on W. Lincolnway, but also visible to all those who will enjoy temporary ice skating on the Depot Plaza from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1."

McDonald says each tree sponsor is allowed to have a sign next to their tree and can decorate their tree as they wish, but the city has final approval on the decorations.

Those wishing to adopt a tree can pick up an application at the Kiwanis Community House and begin decorating on Nov. 1. All trees need to be decorated by Nov. 22 in time for the annual Christmas Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

McDonald says proceeds from the program will go directly to the Depot Plaza for annual maintenance and improvements.

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