Vincent organization raises money for Christmas lights

Vincent’s famous Christmas tree, which is the largest natural Christmas tree in the state, will have better decorations for the next holiday season, courtesy of the Vincent Historical and Environmental Society.

Judy Naugle of the Vincent Historical and Environmental Society said the organization raised close to $1,600 for Christmas lights to decorate the tree through a yard sale and donations.

“We had one benefactor that gave $1,000, and then we raised over $500 with the yard sale,” she said.

Naugle said the Vincent Historical and Environmental Society chose the Christmas lights project because the Christmas tree is an essential part of Vincent.

“We are the historical society and that was our first fundraiser. We want our historical tree to look pretty,” she said. “We intend to continue working in our community.”

The tree will also get a historical marker soon, Naugle said.