The 36th Annual CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL!
A 5-member panel of judges selected the winners for this year: Trees, First place: HIS Home school, "A Time to Celebrate and Honor"; Second place: The Neighborhoood Garden Club, "Re-purposed Christmas Gourds"; Third place: Monroe COunty ISD class, "Christmas Movies."
Wreaths, First place: MCES St. Mary's 5th/8th grade class, "Angels Among Us"; Second place: Monroe Middle School class, "Here Comes Santa Claus"; Third place: Cub Scout Pack 597, "It's Snowing Cub Scouts."
Congratulations to all the winners and clubs! Prizes will be awarded after the holidays.
Vote for your favorites at the museum- use a paper "ballot" and place your vote in the paper bag or canister located at each tree or wreath. The top 3 entries with the most votes will win prizes. Voting happens throughout the month- the last day to vote is December 30th. We are open 7 days a week- vote everyday if you wish!
See images of the trees and wreaths on our Facebook page (the Monroe County HIstorical Museums and Archives), and "like" us! Keep us to date on events and what's happening!
Last year (2013) members of the Downtown Networking Connection judged the trees and wreaths with the following results; congratulations, winners!
First Place, Trees: Custer Elementary School Kindergarten with the theme of "Candyland." Second place, trees: Friends of Potter Cemetery, "A Tribute to our Veterans." Third place, St. Paul's M.E. Church "Christ's Kids Club", with the theme of "While Shephers Watched Their Flocks."
First Place, People's Vote: St. John Lutheran School
First Place, Wreaths: the Bedford Herb Group, "Enchanted Everlastings." Second place, the Lotus Garden Club, "Lotus." Third place, the Sawyer Homestead, self-titled.
The decorated attic with trees and lights
One of several Santa Claus bookcases
Faithful Friends 4-H Club
Miss Mary's Montessori Preschool on the left
The Museum is filled with Holiday greeness!
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.