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Tilghman Island Preps To Light Crab Pot "Christmas Tree"

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TILGHMAN IS., Md. - A Talbot County community is trying to create a new holiday tradition, break an...interesting record.

Folks on Tilghman Island believe they've built the world's largest crab pot Christmas tree.  The 47 foot tall structure is nearly ten feet taller than a "tree" like it, built in Washington State in 2012.

The project is being spearheaded by the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, and features ornaments made by students at Tilghman Island Elementary School.  A utility pole is the trunk, and 380 donated, working, crab pots are the branches.

There will be a Crab Pot Tree lighting Saturday December 14th at 7 pm, at the base of the Tilghman Island Bridge.

Saturday, December 14, 2013 Event Schedule:

6:00-7:15 pm – Event Pre-Party at Mike & Eric's

7:15 pm - Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Department Truck leads Carolers across the Knapp's Narrows Bridge

7:30 pm – TREE LIGHTING*

7:45 pm – Boat Parade Starts from Tilghman Island Marina

8:00 pm – Boat Parade Ends at Harrison's Chesapeake House

8:30 pm – Best Decorated Boat Trophy Presentation at Chesapeake House

* Tilghman Community Bakers' Cookies & Hot Chocolate at the Oyster House

 

Sunday, December 15, 2013 Event Schedule:

10:00 am – 1 pm: Christmas Brunch at Two if by Sea

10:30 am – Start of Golf Cart Parade led by Tilghman Area Youth Association from Phillips Wharf Oyster House to Two if by Sea

1:30 pm – Santa arrives at the TIVFD Fire Hall to greet the Children

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