FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Denton, TX (October 2018) – The Denton Holiday Lighting Association would like to introduce the new Holiday Lighting Tree located on the southeast corner of the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn.
The new tree is a Nellie Stevens Holly that reaches an average height of over 20 ft tall with a 5-10 ft width. These beautiful holly trees are fast-growing and drought tolerant. Perfect for surviving our Texas summers and quickly becoming a magnificent centerpiece for the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival.
This tree replaces the Easter Red Cedar tree planted in 1992 which had reached its life span and had started to decline in health. The tree, named after the late Denton County Commissioner Lee Walker, will continue to be the centerpiece of the Holiday Lighting Festival.
The Denton County Commissioners Court voted in 1992 to dedicate the holiday tree on the courthouse lawn to the memory of Precinct 3 Commissioner Lee Walker, who died that summer of cancer. Walker served three consecutive four-year terms on the Commissioners Court and was the first woman elected to the court. Walker, known for putting the public good before politics, served as the president of the County Judges and Commissioners of Texas.
For more information on the new Holly tree or Commissioner Walker, please visit the Lee Walker Tree booth at the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival on Friday, November 30, 2018. And don’t forget to be on the Square at 6:00 p.m. to see the new Holiday Tree light up the Denton Holiday Season.