The tree was donated by Buddy Patteson and was originally planted on his property in memory of T J Bryant Sr. CBGB members Hamilton Boudreaux, Kimon Brown and Ricardo Rosales directed the installation of the tree.
The Roasales Family, Anne Bennett and Kelli Bratton began decorating the tree and, during the week before the Country Christmas celebration, residents were invited to complete the decorating with handmade ornaments and strings of lights. The tree was lighted just before the Spectacular Parade of Lights on Saturday night, December 6.
"CBGB and Grand Bay residents wish to thank Buddy for his generous gift to help share the holiday spirit with everyone," said CBGB president, Aleta Boudreaux. "Special thanks go to Brise Blackwell and S&H Towing for his outstanding job of moving and installation of the tree, to Charles Clark and Lisa Turrentine of State Farm Insurance for use of the property and to Sessions Farm for the utility connection," she said.
Boudreaux encourages all residents to become involved with community activities by joining Citizens For A Better Grand Bay. "Membership is free and volunteers for our many projects are always welcome," she said. Contact Aleta Boudreaux at 251-298-8089 for more information.
Pictured in the photo provided by Aleta Boudreaux are Natalie and Bella Boudreaux with the giant 2014 Christmas tree.