Residents of Oil City have found one use for the now-vacant Brody Block property in Oil City.
Workers Thursday were excavating a shaft in which to install a 17-foor Christmas tree which will stand throughout the remainder of the holiday season on the site where a dilapidated set of former business was demolished last spring. Once lighted, the tree will illuminate an area along Center Street between Seneca and Elm Streets on Oil City’s North Side.
The Oil City Rotary Club arranged the installation of the tree, the project was approved Wednesday by the property’s owner, the Oil City Redevelopment Authority, and work on erecting the tree had already begun on Thursday.
Rotarians say the donation of the tree, electric service and other arrangements have been undertaken by several businesses and individuals. Plans are still being finalized regarding the lighting of the tree which will be accomplished by volunteers.