By Ashley Rader
Elizabethton’s Fraser fir will truly shine when the community Christmas tree is lit for the holiday season in November.
New lights using energy-efficient LEDs were placed on the tree Friday after a fundraising effort to replace strands that had become brittle with age.
Keith Hart with the Carter County University of Tennessee Extension Office estimated it had been 10-12 years since the strands on the tree had been completely redone. The fundraising campaign collected $2,600 toward the $3,200 cost of the new lights.