Local business owners Jim Hodulik and Tony Bilancini of Swig Restaurant are donating 31 live Christmas trees to the Perrysburg Schools Foundation (PSF) for display at the Commodore Schoolyard in Downtown Perrysburg. Swig provided the tree boxes, LED lights for each tree and a stipend for each tree’s decorations. Others that donated products and or in-kind time are Larry and Nancy Hutson from River Hollow Farms, electrician Doug Wyraz, Gross Electric, American Rent-All, Image 360 and the Swig Staff Members.

School organizations, clubs, classes, teams and groups of employees signed up to decorate a tree with a theme and decorations of their group’s choice. The trees will all be decorated during the week of November 28. “These trees, along with the lights provided by private businesses on the 100 and 200 block of Louisiana, will contribute to what the spirit of Christmas is all about,” shared Jim Hodulik.

The public is welcome to participate in the following:

  • Tree-Lighting Ceremony – Friday, December 2, 2022 from 6-7 p.m.
  • Decorating Contest – People’s Choice Award will be determined by monetary “votes” via MobileCause to benefit PSF’s Full Experience Fund. Celebrity Judges will select award recipients for the following categories: Best Jacket Spirit, Most Creative, Kids’ Magical Moment and Judges’ Choice.
  • Ice Sculptures – Chad Hartson of Ice Creations will do ice carvings Friday, December 2, during the tree-lighting ceremony; Sunday, December 4 during the Home for the Holidays Parade and on Saturday, December 10.
  • Closing Ceremony – Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 6-7 p.m. Award recipients will be recognized.

Vote for the People’s Choice Award here or by texting PSFTrees to 91999

The trees will be on display along Louisiana Avenue until the end of December. After the holiday display, the trees will be planted at school district facilities, including the Perrysburg Junior High School Prairie.

“We are grateful to Swig for this opportunity to invite all of our community members to enjoy the holiday season together,” stated Thomas L. Hosler, Superintendent, Perrysburg Schools.

Bus Driver, Michelle Bittner decorates the tree for the Transportation Department.

Elizabeth Nedley ’23, Lydia Reiter ’23 and
Katelynn Jassal ’23 decorate the PHS Key Club Tree.

PHS Teacher, Terri Camp and students decorate the PHS Interact Club Tree.