Official city Christmas tree placed in downtown Youngstown

The official Youngstown Christmas tree was cut Wednesday from a business in Poland

The official Youngstown city Christmas Tree was cut from a business in Poland, Ohio.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Youngstown as the city Christmas tree was placed in its usual spot on Central Square.

The tree was donated by Ron Nanosky, owner and founder of the Geisler Insurance Agency, 5226 Youngstown-Poland Rd., Poland. The tree was cut Wednesday morning from the business’s property.

Nanosky said the tree has been on the property of his father’s business for decades. The family donated the tree to honor their father who passed away earlier this year.

“He was a very giving person, so in that tradition and carrying on his tradition of integrity and giving, we’re going to donate this tree today to Youngstown so they can fulfill the lighting ceremony downtown,” Nanosky said.

Nanosky, his family and team, will be honored at the 2016 Youngstown Holiday Parade and Christmas tree lighting. The annual downtown Youngstown Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting is on Friday, December 2. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. The Christmas tree lighting is scheduled for 7 p.m.

This year’s parade has a multitude of family friendly activities, including:  live caroling, food and holiday vendors on Central Square beginning at 4:30 pm.

Other downtown coordinated activities on December 2 include:

  • 7:30 pm – YSU sponsored “Dueling Pianos” at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts
  • December 2nd (4 pm – 8 pm) & December 3rd (9 am – 1 pm) – Youngstown Flea’s Holiday Flea at the DeYor Performing Arts Center.
  • 4 pm to 8 pm – Free Admission to OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology
  • Youngstown Phantoms hockey game – Puck drops at 7:30 pm at the Covelli Centre

Downloadable Parade information is available at www.youngstowncityscape.org.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s