City of Branson Receives Leadership Award
The City of Branson was recognized for their 2016 support of "America's Christmas Tree City" when the 80’ Tree of Light was first installed at the Branson Landing Boulevard roundabout, where it appeared again in 2017. Ann McDowell, Executive Director of the Branson Christmas Coalition described it as the area’s first “Landmark Tree” and a “big, bright, beautiful show of support” for the Coalition’s efforts and this important time of year. Accepting the award on behalf of the City was Melody Pettit, Ted Martin and William Duston. Presenting the award was McDowell and Peter Herschend, President of the Branson Christmas Coalition.