Christmas Tree Bonfire held in Charlemont – WWLP 22News

CHARLEMONT, Mass. (WWLP) – Saying goodbye to your old Christmas tree can be tough thing to do for many families. Sunday night in the Franklin County community of Charlemont, they tried to make it as enjoyable as possible.

Families went to the Hawlemont Regional Elementary School in Charlemont to watch their old trees go up in flames.

Many of the families think of it as a send-off, making room for a new year and a new tree. It was the town’s 3rd annual Christmas Tree Bonfire.

Complete with food and drinks, and the bon fire kept people warm. 22News caught up with some people who said good-bye to their family tree.

“Mine was a nice tree, but it was a little bit of a Charlie Brown tree. It had the cone part cut off. I’m like, well, we can use this anyway. We made the best of it and it looked great once it was decorated,” said Rick Charette.

“It’s great to see so many people out here. We have a ton of trees and it would be nice to see more people next year,” said Nikki Miller.

It didn’t cost anything to have your tree burned. The event was organized by the Charlemont 250 Committee. They’re raising money, because next year the town will be celebrating its 250th anniversary.

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