Holiday cheer will be extra special in Shelton this year because it is the home of this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
The more than 80-foot-tall norway spruce on Kazo Drive was recently selected for the honor. Crews are readying it for its trip south to New York, most likely sometime next week. Shelton also provided the Rockefeller Center tree, another Norway spruce, back in 2007.
“This is small town America in many respects and this is what it’s all about,” said shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti. “ I know people here really appreciate the fact that Shelton gets national recognition in Rockefeller Center at Christmas time.”
Lisa Posta, who lives directly across the street from the front yard tree said, “It’s going to mean something more this year because its from our street.” Posta said visiting the tree will be a must on her holiday list this season.
Until the tree is wrapped up and trucked off, it is being watched 24 hours a day by the Shelton police. The tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center is scheduled for December 4.