Downtown Marshfield is looking festive just in time for the holiday season.
Each year, drivers on South Central Avenue are greeted with the sight of 30 wreaths, 103 garlands, and 86 ornaments adorning the street lamps. The placement of these wreaths is undertaken by the Street Division of the City of Marshfield and completed in time for the Holiday Parade, this year taking place Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. from 2nd to 9th Street.
Another familiar sight is the traditional “Season Greetings” sign on Figi’s corporate office building.
“Figi’s Companies, Inc. has been welcoming you to the south end of the city of Marshfield since December 1989 with their Seasons Greetings display at their Corporate Office and Happy Holiday display at the Distribution Center,” said Jim Nystrom, Figi’s Controller.
The unmissable red letters were placed this year by Stratford Sign and celebrates the entire holiday season, an especially busy time for the company. Info on joining the seasonal workforce can be found at www.figis.jobs.
Decorations for Strohman Park next to the old City Hall building was undertaken this week by off-duty union members of Marshfield Professional Firefighters Local 1021, and their families. Strohman Park serves as a memorial to local firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty and in remembrance of Lieutenant Marvin Strohman, who died in 1981.
The lights and figurines were able to be purchased thanks to donations from the Strohman family. Through this fund, the group has been able to add many more decorations in recent years and replace things as needed.
“We like to get it done before the Holiday Parade,” said Jeni Sadauskas, firefighter. “They usually line up in front.”
Since the ground froze earlier than expected the team wasn’t able to install the figurines yet, but hopes to get them up soon.