Bill and Nancy Boyk donated their 19-year-old blue spruce tree to the Naperville Park District for use as the holiday tree in downtown Naperville.
After years of decorating it in his own front yard, Boyk decided it was time to give someone else a turn.
“The tree is getting too tall to be able to decorate it even half way up, so I think the tree is pretty much reached the size for the property and if it gets any bigger, it’s going to be overshadowing it. So it’s ending its life with the opportunity to be fully decorated downtown,” said Bill Boyk.
Crews from the park district removed the 20-foot-tall tree from the Boyk’s property free of charge.
It was then transported to the Dandelion Fountain on the Riverwalk, where it will light up the town for the upcoming holidays.
“I think people love to come to downtown Naperville to shop and to visit their friends and see Santa at Santa House, and this tree is just a beautiful addition, it really with lights, it adds that holiday cheer to downtown Naperville,” said Sue Omanson, Community Development Manager with the Naperville Park District.
The tree will be on display until early January.
Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek Reports.
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