Branches and stand pieces making up a 10-year-old, 40-foot Christmas tree were unloaded from a moving truck in front of the Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center in Key Largo on Nov. 18.

Volunteers from the Key Largo community started in on the work around 9 a.m. as they unloaded the truck, fluffed the branches and installed the stand. The work lasted throughout the afternoon as the tree took shape.

An official tree lighting will be streamed on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. via the Key Largo Community Preservation Foundation’s Facebook page to keep crowds from gathering due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 11th annual Light Up Key Largo celebration put on by the Key Largo Community Preservation Foundation will be a little different than prior celebrations with no live community appreciation night and family gathering. This year, a wreath contest will take place with entries submitted to More information at the Key Largo Community Preservation Foundation’s Facebook page. 

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