Tree arrives at Main Street Square on Nov. 16

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2016

DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY, SD – A blue spruce tree measuring more than 30 feet will arrive at Main Street Square on Wednesday, Nov. 16, between 9:30 and 10 a.m.

The tree has been donated from the yard of Chuck and Jane Yarbrough on Jolly Lane. It is approximately twenty three years old and between 30 and 35 feet tall. A final measurement will be taken after the tree is removed. The blue spruce will be cut down, transported and trimmed by Baker Timber, of Rapid City. The Rapid City Police Department will provide a safety escort to Main Street Square. The tree will be craned into the Square by D&W Crane, of Rapid City.

A lighting ceremony with Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender will be held at Main Street Square’s Holiday Celebration and Winter Market promptly at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. The Holiday Celebration and Winter Market is co-sponsored by Neugebauer’s Fine Jewelry and Northwestern Engineering Company.

The ice skating rink at Main Street Square is set to open for its sixth season at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. During the Ice Rink Opening Day, support Main Street Square’s Skates-Giving Food Drive and help stock the Cornerstone Rescue Mission pantry for the holidays. Ice skaters are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the Cornerstone Rescue Mission’s pantry for the holidays. In return, skaters will receive a $1 discount on their ice skating day pass, valid only on Saturday, Nov. 19. No glass containers or expired products will be accepted. The ice rink operating hours vary and the ice rink may be closed due to events or weather. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit

For more information and for the most up-to-date information on the ice rink schedule, visit, call 605-716-7979, or stop by the office at 512 Main Street, Suite 980.

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