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HART project renewed to fund Christmas celebrations


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People gather around the community Christmas tree at Town Square Nov. 26 during the annual tree lighting ceremony. The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce is reviving its HART project - Havre Area Renewal Trust - to raise money for projects including replacing bulbs and getting light to other trees in Town Square. People can donate into water bottles at the counters of participating businesses through October.

From Havre Area Chamber of Commerce

Havre Area Renewal Trust - HART - is a program that was introduced in 2000 by a group of Havre Area Chamber of Commerce member businesses led by Janine Donoven to raise funds for projects.

The main projects in 2000 and 2009 were to raise funds to refurbish the community holiday pole decorations and have funds to purchase replacement bulbs for the decorations and community tree lights. The 2000 campaign raised more than $4,000 to purchase the 18 new pole decorations, refurbish existing ones and update power to the original 28 poles.

The 2009 campaign...

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