34th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL, 2012
At the MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Christmas Tree Festival was back for another year- thanks to Monroe County voters! Perhaps you went to the kickoff Open House, and got to see the many trees and wreaths specially decorated to make the museum more festive for the holidays. Thanks to all the groups and clubs and schools (all of Jefferson District's Sodt Elementary school participated and visited the museum!) who took the time to showcase their creativity. Get your ideas for this year's Festival- our 35th year.
Bedford Herb Group
Exeter Historical Society
Frenchtown Senior Friendship Club
Detail of the MOMS ornaments
TREES: The group provides the artificial tree, sturdy tree stand, sets up, decorates and takes down their entry. Each entry should have a sign on, or below, the tree with the group’s name. Please identify your tree and group with a sign. Trees & wreaths may be moved from their original site if staff deems necessary.
WREATHS: Use an artificial wreath, maximum size 36 inches in diameter. Please attach a very long, strong wire for the wreath’s weight (some are hung from ceiling panels). Wreaths are dropped off only.
ELECTRICITY: Because of this year’s budget, we are not using electric lights. So be creative- this is an opportunity to use shiny garlands, glitter ornaments, foils, etc. to add brightness to your creation. Thank you for your understanding.
THEME: Each group decides on their own holiday theme- past themes were “Let it Snow”, “Christmas in America”, “Hearts for Christmas”, donation items, etc. No unwrapped candy please.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please respond with your registration. Spaces are on a first come, first served basis- no spaces are reserved.
SET UP TIMES:
TAKE DOWN/PICK UP TIMES: First week of January.
TOURS of trees: If your group will be coming in to view the creations, please call the museum with date and time so we are not swamped with large groups.
Thank you for your support of Monroe County Museums & Events!
For Registration contact Lynn Reaume at 240-7784, or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Monroe County Historical Museum's 33rd Annual Christmas Tree Festival December, 2011
62 Participating groups (in no order):
Picture Perfect Painting/ Lotus Garden Club/ Sawyer Homestead/ Exeter Historical Society/ Raisinville Wranglers 4-H Club/ Maybee Muskrats 4-H Club/ Monroe Council of Churches/ Neighborhood Garden Club/ MARSP/ Monroe Art League/ American Red Cross (Monroe)/ Lazy Angels 4-H Club/ Country Critters 4-H Club/ St. Patrick School (Carleton)/ Orchard Center School/ Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield/ Monroe Girl Scouts/ Monroe County Homemakers of Extension/ Whiteford Workers 4-H Club/ Friends of the Museum (Monroe)/ Monroe County Quilt Guild/ all of Sodt Elementary School (wow, Jefferson District)/ The Kroger Company/ United Way of Monroe County/ Triumph Academy Cub Scouts 584/ Friends of Potter Cemetery (Ash Twp.)/ Frenchtown Seniors Friendship Club/ Carleton Go-Getters 4-H Club/ Monroe County Caprine Council 4-H/ Bedford Herb Group/ Custer Elementary School (Monroe District)/ Rockin Ranchers 4-H Club/ MOMS Club/ Project Second Chance/ Victorian Christmas/ Lutheran High School South/ MAECO (Monroe Auto Equipment) Retirees/ Monroe County Library System/ Miss Mary's Preschool/ Daughters of the American Revolution/ Daughters of the War of 1812/ HIS Homeschool/ VFW Post 1138 (Monroe)
PAST TREES ON DISPLAY:
For Registration starting in November, contact Lynn Reaume at 240-7784 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org