Oh, Christmas tree: Floyd shares boughs

first_imgLatest Stories Skip You Might Like Pike County prepares for Christmas parades The winter months are here—the leaves are falling, the lights are being put up, the tidings are glad, and Troy,… read more Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Published 9:11 pm Friday, November 19, 2010 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Not often does someone have the opportunity to give something of such significance to the community at Christmas time.For Fannie Floyd, that opportunity is now.On Monday, employees with the Troy City Grounds Department will come down Surry Street with saws a-buzzin’ to cut down Floyd’s towering cedar tree. Then, with tinsel, bows and twinkling lights, will transform it into the Community Christmas Tree. The three-inch cedar was given to Floyd by her uncle Grady Windham in 1990.“The cedar wasn’t much more than a twig,” said Floyd’s brother-in-law, Pete Jordan, Sr. “She put it in a pot and took care of it for about two years until it was strong enough to survive on its own.”The cedar grew almost like a weed but maintained its Christmas tree shape over the years. Floyd realized that one day the tree would have to come down because it would interfere with the city’s utility lines. She wanted it to be more than a stack of wood and thought it would make a good community Christmas tree so she offered it to the city. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The city of Troy will usher in the holiday season with its annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 29.Floyd will be on the square when the tree’s lights are turned on as a signal that the Christmas season has arrived. And, she’ll watch with a happy heart.Jordan said Floyd’s gift was given with love for the place she calls home.Floyd has long been a member of the Troy community, first, as a “number please” telephone operator and then as office manager for South Central Bell. Raymond Sexton, the city’s grounds superintendent, went to look at the tree and suggested giving it more time to grow.In 2009, he gave the cedar a second look and said that it needed to grow a little bit more.“Raymond said that it should be ready in a year,” Jordan said. “So, it’s time.”Floyd hasn’t had second thoughts about the cedar coming down. She’s proud that, as the Community Christmas Tree, it will serve such a noble purpose and bring joy to so many during the Christmas season. Oh, Christmas tree: Floyd shares boughs Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img

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