RED BANK, NJ: Nothing gets you in a good mood as seeing the holiday tree raised up just beyond the gateway of Riverside Gardens Park.

The men from Red Bank’s Powerhouse Signworks and Rumson’s Home and Land Development Corp. provided the bucket trucks and muscle.

Pete DeFazio, a retired Red Bank Police Officer and annual volunteer, provided details on what it takes to place and secure the tree which was harvested from Little Silver.  

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“First, they remove a cover from one of the center flagstones where a 10-foot deep and 8-inch wide pipe had been placed below the surface when they built Riverside Gardens.  The bottom of the tree trunk is fitted with a metal sleeve template, measured and removed.  A chainsaw is used to shave down the trunk to the correct width to fit the pipe.  The tree is lifted and dropped into the hole making a tight fit.  This particular tree trunk is 6 feet down that pipe,” said DeFazio.

As the downtown decorations and lights get placed, Red Bank has begun to have that feeling of hopefulness and good things to come.

Be sure to take a walk-through town with your kids, significant, friends, dog or whomever, to move your spirit towards a positivity that is needed now more than ever.

And don’t forget to buy your holiday gifts from Red Bank’s local merchants!

It’s them that keep Red Bank buzzing.

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