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Christmas Tree Arrives at iWireless Center

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR
Crews securing this year's Christmas Tree at the iWireless Center

It's a bit earlier than usual, but a sure sign of the approaching holidays made its annual appearance Tuesday.  Thanks to a donation, a 35-foot blue spruce Christmas tree is now standing next to the iWireless Center in Moline.

The center's director of operations, Kevin Snodgrass, says his staff will spend the next month wiring and putting 30,000 lights on the tree. And it'll be lit next month during the annual Lighting of the Commons ceremony.

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The tree was donated by Chris Zimmer of Moline.

The tree was donated by Chris Zimmer of Moline, with help from Hampton Cranes and Marty's Tree Service. 

The Lighting of the Commons is now set for November 19th. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.