CARTHAGE, MO.--- A local Christmas tree will now be going green with recycling. Ed Hardesty and Ed Grundy are cutting down a 35 foot Christmas tree in front of the Carthage Courthouse. Both men are on the newly formed Christmas Committee and they purchased the tree to add more lights and color to the square.
The evergreen will now be cut down and used to make Christmas ornaments for 2014. The sale of the ornaments will be used to purchase another tree for the Christmas season. The men say they didn't want the wood to go to waste.
"We're not going to waste any of it. We're going to use as much of the wood as possible and Ed is going to oversee the milling of the wood so he can get as much wood as he can," said Ed Hardesty, Recycling Christmas Tree.
The tree is expected to make more than 30 different ornaments.
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