Watch for a new Christmas tree for 2017

Three of the five boxes of artificial boughs and branches

Greene County auditor Jane Heun was among the shoppers looking for a bargain on an artificial Christmas tree after the holidays

She was able to purchase a new tree for the courthouse rotunda in an after-Christmas sale priced at $2,000, reduced from $3,600. The tree arrived last week in five boxes; free shipping was part of the sale.

The 15-foot pre-lit baby Redwood tree will replace another 15-foot tree that was donated by Dean McAtee about 20 years ago. That tree has been held together with duct tape the last few years. The supervisors asked Heun to purchase a replacement.

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