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The Polk Street Christmas Tree Sculpture Lighting Tonight

The December dedication is appropriate for the sculpture because it is known as a Christmas Tree in the oil and gas business.
AMARILLO -- The owners of the Amarillo Building and Center City of Amarillo are holding a dedication ceremony for the newest outdoor sculpture in downtown at 6 p.m. tonight at the Amarillo Building at Fourth Avenue and Polk Street.

The December dedication is appropriate for the sculpture because it is known as a Christmas Tree in the oil and gas business.  This collection of valves, spools and fittings is commonly used in the oil and gas industry to control the flow of oil or gas out of a well.

Building Owner Ginger Nelson said, "The Amarillo Building is proud to display this artistic Christmas tree in recognition and appreciation of the contributions of the oil and gas industry to the Texas Panhandle. The plaque will read: May the benefits of their work and generosity continue to bless our region for years to come."

The reception tonight will also serve as a preview for the Center City Electric Light Parade, which will be at 6 p.m. on Friday in downtown Amarillo.

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