ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — The City of Zionsville is lifting spirits by bringing out its Christmas tree in April.
Instead of white lights, the tree is decked out in rainbow lights. The change in decor is meant to symbolize hope, like a rainbow after a storm — a fitting symbol during the current public health crisis. Second Nature Landscapes and Lighting lit the “Hope Rainbow Tree” on Main Street in a Facebook Live video on Friday.
The tree is also acting as a “giving tree” where residents can find lists of needed items from Boone County nonprofits, including the Boys and Girls Club, Shalom House, The Caring Center and Live Inc. Residents are welcome to go online to donate to the individual organization, or find links expected to be posted on the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce website.
People are encouraged to see the tree, but the chamber of commerce is asking visitors to remain six feet away from others and to not touch the ornaments. The chamber has also partnered with The ARC of Greater Boone County to arrange a pick-up service from Kroger or Walmart for the donations.
Allyson Gutwein, executive director of the chamber invites everyone to use the hashtags: #rainbowsofzionsville #secondnaturelighting and #zionsvillechamber when posting on social media.