Jasper gets festive for the holidays thanks to community efforts

The tree is up waiting to be decorated.

The city of Jasper has been transformed into a festive wonderland just in time for the holiday season thanks to efforts by community organizations, volunteers, and city workers.

The centerpiece is the towering community Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn, donated by residents Keith and Sandra Linne of Schnellville. This large tree serves as the main Christmas tree for Jasper for the entire holiday season.

From lights to decorations, various groups have brought holiday cheer to downtown.

The Jasper Chamber’s Patoka 2000 committee financed the lights on the tree and bridge planters, using contributions given in memory and honor of loved ones.

Individual merchants, the Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association, and Heart of Jasper paid for downtown building perimeter lights and Main Street flower pots. Volunteers from Heart of Jasper helped transition the pots to wintry decor.

Over 120 decorative wreaths now line downtown, thanks to funding from ROJAC and member donations. The city’s Electric Department worked diligently installing lights, garlands, wreaths, decorating the community tree, even hand-crafting the tree topper star.

Through all of these efforts – the City of Jasper will have a bright and festive look throughout the entire holiday season of 2023. So, as you walk or drive through downtown this December, take a moment to appreciate all the hard work that makes the season sparkle.