There will be a new twinkle to the holidays when Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue lights this year’s Christmas Tree at the Governor’s mansion. Topping the tree will be a new star, created and donated by Atlanta-based EDG (Entertainment Design Group).
“We had the opportunity to use EDG’s holiday décor for previous tours at the Governor’s Mansion,” said mansion spokesperson Michelle Parks. “We are delighted to use their talents again this holiday season.”
“Our goal was to capture the spirit of the Christmas. I am an old soul, and love the warmth and comfort the holiday season offers,” said Steven L. Guy, President and CEO of EDG. “When we learned about the need for a new star, we saw an opportunity to take our national experience in holiday décor design and bring it home in creating a symbol atop Georgia’s tree. Sharing and caring is what the season is all about.”
The tree topper was ordered to replace the previous occupant, which – according to officials at the Georgia Building Authority – had simply “worn out.” The new star was created using recycled materials, including aluminum and acrylics.
“Using renewable material whenever possible is simply part of EDG’s operating doctrine,” added Guy. “Our designer, Rick Clark, excels at utilizing recyclable materials and transforming them into works of art. The new star’s shine will seem even brighter, thanks to energy-saving LED lamps, recycled aluminum and composites.”
This year’s Christmas tree is a 42-foot Cedar donated by a family from Covington, Ga. Following tradition, the tree will be decorated in an array of crystal white lights. The Georgia Building Authority, in charge of the decorating process, begins its work on Nov. 29th and will have the tree ready for its official debut on Dec. 5th.