Masset’s tree tallest

  • Dec. 10, 2003 12:00 p.m.

The tallest thing in Masset right now is a Christmas tree bigger than a four-story building, which volunteers put up Monday (Dec. 8) in the empty lot next door to Delmas Co-op.
Co-op general manager Richard Clarmont said volunteers worked all day to erect the tree and string Christmas lights all over it, with the help of a BC Hydro bucket truck.
“It’s 40 feet high, it’s a monster,” Mr. Clarmont said. “There’s about 30 strands of lights on it, and I don’t know if that’s enough.”
The base of the spruce tree is buried eight feet deep for stability, he said. Volunteers are making a gigantic wire star for the top.
The enormous Christmas tree is the result of a community-wide effort, Mr. Clarmont said. The village of Masset donated lights, and the co-op is donating the space and the electricity. The idea came from Ian Edwards Jr., who went out and got the tree.
“There’s a lot of community spirit here, and a lot of people donated time and effort,” Mr. Clarmont said.

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