HAGERSTOWN -- The 25-foot blue spruce that now floats in the middle of the lake at City Park once stood in the front yard of Vickie Shirley's home on Englewood Road.
"It was too big to string lights on," Shirley said Friday night at the annual lighting ceremony at City Park.
Shirley donated her two towering trees to the City of Hagerstown this year -- one for the lake and one that stands in Public Square downtown.
"Now, I have all my Christmas lights and you can see them. They're not hidden behind trees," Shirley said.
People lined the pathway surrounding the lake Friday as Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II flipped the switch to light the tree, and the parade of illuminated figures on the water followed in succession.
The new lighted display on the lake -- an added car on the train -- was sponsored by the Hagerstown Trust Division of Columbia Bank.