It was, this year as every year, a collective effort.
Each year when the David Street Station begins the process of setting up the community Christmas tree, it takes a lot of time, a lot of work and a lot of teamwork.
First, they need to decide which tree they want to use. To do this, they’re asking the community to nominate someone (or themselves) if they have a tree that’s big enough, pretty enough, and strong enough to put in the center of the David Street Station Splash Pad.
Then they rely on local companies to cut down the tree, move it through town, hook it up to a crane, and install it at the train station.
It takes a lot of people to make this tradition happen, and it’s a tradition that the community holds dearly, deeply.
Rodolph Brothers is the company that cuts down and ultimately secures the tree.
Black Hills Trucking lifts the tree and places it on a trailer to transport it to the station.
Total Oilfield Rentals drove the shaft through the city, to David Street station.
Black Hills Trucking then lifted the tree over the facility and dropped it into place.
Finally, Rodolph Brothers secured the tree in place, bolting it to the ground and securing the top with wires that will stretch over the splash guard and attach to the pillars.
Each of these companies (and the employees who represent them) play a vital role in passing on this tradition to the community, year after year.
And, for them, it is a complete privilege.
“It’s good!” said Jacob Rodolph, one of the titular brothers’ family members. “We’ve been doing it since David Street Station was founded, and it’s good to be part of the community and show that we care about people. So if we can make people happy, that’s great.”
Kelsa Rodolph accepted.
“That’s cool,” she said. “I live in this area so I walk past here every day and it’s great fun to see. There are always lots of kids playing around the tree and it’s always lit.”
That part comes later, but today every company that has been involved in installing the tree should be proud of themselves.
“We are always happy to help and TOTAL is proud to continue such a great tradition,” said Andrew Atkins. “Thank you to everyone involved.”
Thanks in particular to David Street Station for providing the community with this beautiful Christmas tree for one more year.
Next… lights and decorations! We’ll see you there.
Photos of the community Christmas tree installation can be seen below:
David Street Stations installs a community Christmas tree
The David Street station put up their community Christmas tree on Friday November 11th.