January 17, 2022

Mission collecting live Christmas trees for first Pentecost Bonfire Festival on June 5 – The Daily Times

Mission collecting live Christmas trees for first Pentecost Bonfire Festival on June 5 - The Daily Times
Mission collecting live Christmas trees for first Pentecost Bonfire Festival on June 5 - The Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE — Don’t trash your live Christmas tree.

Urban Mission Ministries is collecting Christmas trees at its backyard food garden center, located at the intersection of North Sixth Street and North Street in downtown Steubenville.

Families can bring their Christmas trees through the paved road and drop them off in the middle of the garden site, according to Jacob Hyman, manager of the center.

“There is no need to schedule a drop-off of your trees, just put it in the designated area,” explained Hyman. “The trees will be dried out over the following months, all in time for a first Pentecost Bonfire Festival on June 5,” he continued.

More publicity about the bonfire will be shared as the event draws closer, “but you can help make it a fantastic and prayerful community event by getting rid of your Christmas tree at the site,” he noted.

“And for the gardeners out there, the wood ash generated from the bonfire will be distributed to gardens around town.”

Questions can be directed to Hyman at jhyman@urbanmission.org.

The mission’s under-development Backyard Food Garden Center is located on about 2 ½ acres located across the street from Urban Mission Ministries’ warehouse and offices at 311 N. Sixth St. It is behind and a part of the Seventh Street Plaza the mission purchased in 2019. The idea of it is “to create a physical hub for models, materials, mentors and manpower to help grow gardens in the window sills, backyards and empty lots of Steubenville,” according to its Facebook page.

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