The holiday decorations at the Fayette County Courthouse feature a special tribute this year.
Just inside the courthouse’s front doors stands a radiant Christmas tree, topped with hundreds of balls, bells, and more. Take a closer look and notice 55 handmade ornaments – each representing one of Fayette County’s 42 municipalities, its school districts, and the county itself. Many of the special adornments that came directly from the community.
Instead of the county’s annual Magic and Mistletoe Celebration, Presidential Commissioner Dave Lohr was inspired to bring our communities together for the holidays in a different way. Magic and Mistletoe has not taken place since 2019, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Lohr’s chief of staff, Debra Evans-Rhodes, has reached out to community leaders to ask that ornaments representing their municipalities, landmarks and more be donated or loaned to the county for the tree display. With limited participation, Evans-Rhodes enlisted the help of Kristin Zack, the county buildings and grounds worker, to help make and hang enough unique ornaments to fill the tree and ensure all communities were represented.
âIt’s about showcasing our communities. Fayette County represents all of these places, âsaid Evans-Rhodes. “We’re all a part of this together.”
The Fayette County Courthouse is located at 61 East Main Street in Uniontown. Those interested can stop by to view the county tree and other decorations until the end of the year.