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MSU Donates Christmas Tree for Park Central Square

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  It will start to feel a lot like Christmas today on Park Central Square.  The city of Springfield will install the annual Christmas tree there this morning. 

The 30-foot spruce was donated by Missouri State University.  It used to stand at the intersection of John Q. Hammons Parkway and Elm near Sunvilla Tower.  Planned construction of a new Missouri State shuttle stop on the site forced removal of the tree.

The Downtown Springfield Association suggested its use as a Christmas tree.

MSU president Clif Smart will flip the switch on the decorated tree during a lighting ceremony at 7 pm Saturday (11/21). 

To learn more about downtown Springfield events planned for this holiday season click here.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.