Christmas Weed Celebrated By Toledo


Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz today has issued an official proclamation from the City Of Toledo on behalf of what has quickly become known as "The Christmas Weed."  The Christmas Weed, located in the median at the intersection of Alexis and Secor, started as a joke but has snowballed into a point of holiday pride for our city.

Mayor Kapszukiewicz says it is his "privilege and responsibility to recognize those causes and events, and, occasionally, those viral sensations ..." 

"'Twas a week before Christmas, and along on a walk, a Toledoan spotted a large plant in a rock.  And to this Toledoan's wandering eyes it should appear, to be a Christmas miracle, sprouting proudly in the square; and, this resilient, scrappy, weed in the block, resembled the Charlie Brown tree -- just ask Woodstock."

It concludes by urging "all residents to join me in celebrating its lesson of camaraderie and community in the City of Toledo."  

Full text of Proclamation below and click here to hear Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz on The Scott Sands Show today.  

WTOL-11's Amy Steigerwald, our Toledo Christmas Weed Correspondent, reports live.  Click here.

Join us for Christmas Caroling, co-hosted by Fred LeFebvre, at the Toledo Christmas Weed on Friday afternoon -- click here for more information.

Saturday, 12:00-2:00pm, bring a donation to a food bank or Leading Families Home and get a free 4x6 photo in front of the Toledo Christmas Weed to take home with you, courtesy of Kurt Nielsen Photography and 101.5 The River.

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