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Portage welcomes residents to join in the holiday decorating fun by joining in on the festivities

Portage welcomes residents to join in the holiday decorating fun by joining in on the festivities

With the holiday season just around the corner, Portage, MI is already preparing to deck the halls for this years festivities.

The Holiday Card Walk and the Holiday Tree Walk will be held at Portage Parks and Recreation in October to provide residents with two holiday decorating opportunities the Cardwalk and The TreeWalk. Both are located, for the holiday season, at Celery Flats Historical Area, 73335 Garden Lane.

The Holiday Card Walk features seasonal cards, painted on four-by-eight sheets of plywood, which are displayed along walkways in the Celery Flats Historical Area.

The city is seeking businesses, clubs, families, and organizations to enhance the festive atmosphere in Portages City Centre by decorating a card or holiday tree.

Groups are encouraged to create cards that have a winter, non-denominational, holiday theme, painted on x 4-by-8 sheet of plywood, minimum half-of-an-inch thick, white on the back, and weather-resistant.

Cards will be installed in an upright position and must be completed and delivered to the Department of Public Works by 4 p.m. on Nov. 8.

In other holiday festivities, the Holiday Tree Walk features decorated holiday trees for everyone to enjoy. Portage Parks and Recreation will provide the tree and simple string lighting, then participants will be able to decorate the Tree as they wish.

On Nov. 1, trees must be reserved by 4 p.m. and will be decorated on-site from Nov 20-30.

For more information on the programs, or to reserve a tree, call Portage Parks and Recreation at 269-329-4522.

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