Something Epic is Happening in Stonewall, Louisiana.

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office just revealed that they will be celebrating the magic of Christmas in a unique way and everyone in the community is invited. Did you know that DeSoto Parish holds the newest record for the tallest Christmas tree structure in the world? This idea has been in the works since early 2023.


The Christmas Tree Structure Has Over 10,250 Twinkling Lights and Stands at a Record-Breaking 300 Feet.

The Stonewall Government Plaza is home to the tallest Christmas tree structure which has been built around the communications tower. Just in case 300 feet is hard to imagine for you, it's 28 stories tall. We are invited to the official lighting Ceremony!

On November 16th Sheriff Jayson Richardson Took to Facebook to Spread the Good News;
"If you Google "What is the current tallest Christmas Tree structure in the world?" you may find results such as in Enid, Oklahoma which stands at 140 feet, or perhaps Indianapolis, Indiana which stands at 284 feet. Such a structure not only provides a little extra holiday spirit during Christmas, but also brings in tourists to visit, admire, and shop in those areas that have made their mark as a welcoming stop during the Christmas Season.

This is a thought that came across Sheriff Jayson Richardson's mind in December of 2022, as he drove by a specific location and pondered: "Perhaps we can put DeSoto Parish at the top of that list." Sheriff Richardson soon began contacting entities such as the FAA, FCC, Kay Radio & Electronics out of Alexandria, and various other sponsors and donors that would be willing to approve and cover all time and costs associated with such a bold project. Sheriff Richardson made contact with one man who is currently creating his own Christmas Themed Business here in DeSoto Parish, the "Lumiere Christmas Experience." Mr. Perry Thompson soon jumped onboard with the Sheriff's idea, and accepted the challenge.

The project began in early 2023, and it is time to share this bold idea with you all, as it is destined to become a reality this Christmas! Built around our communications tower at the Stonewall Government Plaza, and standing at a record-breaking 300 feet (that's 28 stories tall), you will find the Tallest Christmas Tree structure currently in the World, right here in DeSoto Parish! The new structure exhibits a whopping 10,250 beautiful LED lights for all to see, and we want you to join us for its official Lighting Ceremony!

On Friday, November 24th, we invite you to join us at 6:30 pm as we make history in DeSoto Parish, and light up the sky with this beautiful world record of a Christmas Tree! You may be welcomed with some hot cocoa and a special visit from the man wayyy up north, Santa Claus himself."

If you want to experience "The Spirit of DeSoto Tree" the event kicks off at 6:30 at the Stonewall Government Plaza the address is 1746 US-171, Stonewall, Louisiana. 

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