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Holiday tree burn lights up night

 

February 23, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

People gather to watch nearly 500 discarded holiday trees and wreaths burn in a blazing bonfire on Saturday as the 12th annual "Light up the Night" was held two months later than usual at the Norrie Amateur Sports Club, Inc., in Ironwood. There were also fireworks and music for the large crowd in attendance.

By TOM LAVENTURE

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IRONWOOD - A little later was a lot better when it came to the annual holiday tree bonfire on Sunday.

The 12th annual "Light up the Night" was later than the typical January event but was larger than usual, said Steve Lehto, president of the Norrie Amateur Sports Club, the Ironwood organization that organizes the bonfire celebration behind their Aspen Street clubhouse.

The evening temperatures cooled but the heat generated by 452 discarded Christmas trees and additional holiday wreaths produced a lot of heat along with putting a warm glow on th...



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