Midland was able to purchase and install new Christmas decorations through donations from citizens and businesses in the town and surrounding area. The Season’s Greetings display, which is 25 feet wide and 19 feet tall, was designed by Mickey McGowan II, fabricated by Jeff Butler and painted by Dwight Bittinger, as was the Peace on Earth message, which is 75 feet long and 14 feet high. Volunteers under the direction of Michelle McGowan installed the wiring and lights. Other decorations include praying hands, a horse-drawn carriage and Santa and Mrs. Claus.
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