Evergy Plaza flips switch to light community Christmas tree

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka is bringing in the holiday season with a lighting ceremony Saturday evening at Evergy Plaza for the community Christmas tree.

Evergy Plaza Director John Knight introduced the guest speakers for the tree lighting ceremony including, City Council member Karen Hiller, Shawnee County Parks & Rec. Director Tim Laurent and D.T.I. CEO Vince Frye, who with his granddaughter Bailey, flipped the switch to light this year’s tree.

The Parks for All Foundation donated this year’s 20-foot white spruce tree with the assistance of Bettis Contractors and Capital Crane. The tree was moved from an old tree nursery near McDonald Field to Evergy Plaza.

Evergy Plaza sponsored this year’s Community Christmas tree.

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