PRESS RELEASE FOR VIRTUAL HOLIDAY OF TREES – 2020
The 48th annual Holiday of Trees, sponsored by The Heritage League Woman’s Club will be a virtual event and a year to remember! Our club made the decision due to the public safety concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be able to view many beautiful and uniquely decorated Christmas trees at your leisure from your own home for three weeks! And you may view them more than one time! The trees will be displayed on our website at TheHeritageLeagueofLincoln.org beginning December 9 through December 30. Also, you can view and like us on Facebook: “The Heritage League”.
The Heritage League selected Community Crops as the charitable organization recipient of Holiday of Trees ticket sales for this year. Because there will be no ticket sales, we are accepting donations of any amount to support their program. A “Go Fund Me” account has been set up and information about that will be on our website. Donations of any amount are welcomed and may also be sent to The Heritage League at 3901 S. 27th St., #3, Lincoln, 68502. Community Crops was started with one community garden in 2003 and has grown to become a successful organization. Crops now has 11 community garden sites, a training farm, a production greenhouse, garden and cooking education for all ages, a mobile farmers market, new storefront, and more.
The Heritage League plans a return to our in-house Holiday of Trees event in 2021 with a display of beautiful trees decorated by community members and organizations, music by local adult and student musicians, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Attic Treasures, a Pantry of homemade food items, a Raffle of several special items, and a Café. Our charter member, Cec Cather, presented the Holiday of Trees idea as a fundraiser for local charities in September of 1973. The first Holiday of Trees was held in November of the same year with 10 decorated trees and a bake sale. $1000 was raised and donated to the newly opened Burn Center at St. Elizabeth Hospital. This tradition has continued for 48 years and close to $300,000 has been donated to local organizations.
The Heritage League Woman’s Club was organized in 1966 and is affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). The Heritage League was organized for charitable and educational purposes and is a 501(c)(3) organization. The club meets on Tuesdays for general meetings with featured programs and has special interest groups that include Bridge, Books, and Home & Away. For more information about The Heritage League visit our website TheHeritageLeagueofLincoln.org or on our Facebook page “The Heritage League”.