Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Miracle Makers.

Byline: Susan Stiger * Journal Staff Writer

City Crew Lights Up Civic Plaza Trees

It's the miracle on Third Street. * Each December, the cement garden that is Civic Plaza sprouts 30 trees and six holly bushes, not to mention a Santa with sleigh, all of them wearing the megawatt twinkle of thousands of Christmas lights. * The 35 real trees already growing on the plaza also come alive with color, the fountain glows with lights and the words "Season's Greetings" light up the sky. * Wow, oohhh, ahhh, we all say, and turn into kids again. * We might add, "Thanks, Pete."

Pete Placencio, a city Parks Facility worker for seven years, would be more comfortable with "Pete and company. …

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