Downtown West Chester’s 40th Annual Hanging of the Greens This Saturday
This Saturday, November 23, 2019, volunteers and shop owners alike will hang pine roping and red bows around downtown West Chester’s businesses in the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s 40th Annual Hanging of the Greens.
In an event as old as West Chester’s Christmas parade itself, the annual Hanging of the Greens began in 1980, spearheaded by a member of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, the late Kay Eby Moore. Moore came up with the idea to hang green pine roping and red bows on downtown West Chester’s storefronts to make it feel more like Christmas in downtown West Chester. As the downtown region has grown, more and more volunteers are needed to pull off the event every year.
“The store owners love the Hanging of the Greens because it draws more people to town right before Black Friday shopping,” said Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Mark Yoder. “Volunteers love it because they get to enter a normal West Chester in the morning and leave it looking like Christmas, and the people of West Chester love it because it’s such a beautiful reminder that the holidays are here.”
Those 16 and older can still volunteer at the 40th Annual Hanging of the Greens in either the morning shift, from 9 a.m. to noon, or the afternoon shift, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers can sign up here: https://bit.ly/33Jff6i. For more information, please visit GreaterWestChester.com.