Regarding Mesa's Christmas Tree
Good Afternoon,

This morning, Mesa's Christmas Tree fell victim to fire. Three years ago, it was the vision of Mayor Giles to bring Merry Main Street back to Downtown Mesa.  With the support of Chamber members, we were able to make that happen with the donation of Mesa's Christmas Tree.

With this morning's loss of that tree, a gathering spot on Merry Main isn't so merry.

Help us bring the holiday spirit back to Downtown Mesa by supporting the Merry Main Street Christmas Tree Fund. All donations small or large are appreciated.

At the Chamber, we like to say, The World Belongs to Those Who Show Up.  We know the Mesa community will show up and we appreciate you.

Please see the official release from the City of Mesa below.

Happy Holidays and Merry Main Street,
 

Sally Harrison
President & CEO

City of Mesa Press Release
City replaces Merry Main Street Christmas tree
 
Mesa, AZ - The City announced today that it will be replacing the Merry Main Street Christmas tree which sustained heavy fire damage early this morning and is a total loss. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by Mesa Fire and Medical Department and the Mesa Police Department. Inquiries about the fire should be directed to Mesa Police at pd-info@mesaaz.gov.
 
"While this news is devastating, it certainly won't diminish Mesa's holiday spirit." Mayor John Giles said. "The City is working on activating the site for this weekend including a live tree that will be transplanted to a City park later this month."
 
The Merry Main Street Christmas Tree was sponsored by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and more than a dozen private businesses when purchased in 2015 and was valued at more than $40,000.  The Chamber is taking the lead on a fundraising campaign to replace the tree.
 
"We are saddened by this turn of events." Chamber President/CEO Sally Harrison said. "Our members that stepped up to sponsor the tree are disappointed but we are excited to take on the challenge to reach out to our community and East Valley friends to raise funds to purchase a new tree as soon as possible."
 
Those individuals and organizations interested in making a donation can go to the Mesa Chamber's website at www.mesachamber.org and click on the button for donating to the tree.
 
Merry Main Street will continue with the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink, which is open daily through January 5 except Christmas day; the Mesa Christmas Market located on Macdonald and open this weekend and the following weekend; photos with Santa and the City's trackless train, Main Street Express. For a complete list of Merry Main Street activities visit www.merrymainst.com.
 
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