Atlantic resident Tracy Auerbach was walking around Lake #1 at Schildberg Recreation Area, and noticed a tree.
“I saw the cute little tree,” she said. “I want to cheer people up, and so I (decided) to decorate it.”
She said later she received a message from a friend of hers, Denise Lowary, who decided to decorate another tree next to the one Auerbach did.
“She said that (the tree Auerbach decorated) made her smile, and so she (decorated one because she) wanted to make someone smile too,” Auerbach said.