OUR VIEW: Tinsel Trail brings holiday spirit to downtown LaGrange

Published 10:30 am Thursday, December 8, 2022

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It’s not just about the holiday spirit. Tinsel Trail in LaGrange brings lots of benefits to our community.

As many have now seen, Christmas trees now fill Lafayette Square in LaGrange. The trees are on display as part of a fundraiser for Circles of Troup County called Tinsel Trail.

Circles is one of the great nonprofit resources for Troup County. Sherri Brown and her team at Circles help people move out of poverty through education, guidance, encouragement and support. 

Circles provides meetings and classes for participants in order to teach skills and financial literacy to those who are motivated to move out of poverty. The program connects people who are financially struggling to partner with members of the community that can help guide them out of poverty.

Circles also fights to break down barriers in the community that can often keep people from getting ahead.

Tinsel Trail not only helps fund Circles, which relies on community support to operate, it brings people and their money to Downtown LaGrange. 

Since the trail popped up, not a day goes by where people aren’t seen strolling through Lafayette Square enjoying the nearly 50 Christmas trees on display. 

That brings plenty of potential customers within walking distance of the shops and restaurants downtown.

Aside from being a big downtown draw, Tinsel Trail is also a perfect complement to the Christmas parade and visits with Santa Claus the city hosts each year.

The trail also allows Circles to show off some of their partners and supporters throughout the community. Each decorated tree brings attention to a community partner that helps support the nonprofit in some way.

If you haven’t visited the Tinsel Trail, take some time and visit the downtown square before the holiday season is over.

For more information on Circles, visit circlesoftroup.org.