fantasy of trees

A tree marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11 designed by Boy’s Town won the “people’s choice” award during the annual Fantasy of Trees exhibit at Stuhr Museum. The trees will remain on display through Jan. 3.

A Christmas tree from the Wednesday Group Angels was named “overall best” in Stuhr Museum’s annual Fantasy of Trees display.

A tree from Boy’s Town marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11 earned the “people’s choice” award.



Other awards went to: AseraCare Hospice, most creative; Hall County Historical Society, most traditional; the Liederkranz, best tree skirt; Islandaire Dance Team and Engleman Kindergarten (tie), best tree by children; Diocese of Grand Island Child Protection Office, best use of recycled material; Pirates of Grand Island; Tech Challenge Robotics Team 7-12 Grade, best tree topper; Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity, best represents organization; Girl Scouts, STEAM Ahead, “proud and geeky;” Bockoven family, most unexpected.

Judging the trees were several members of the Grand Island art community. More than 60 trees were entered in the annual exhibit.

The trees will remain on display through Jan. 3 in the Stuhr Building. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day; it will close at 3 p.m. New Year’s Eve.

Admission for nonmembers is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and veterans and $4 for children. For more information, call (308) 385-5316.

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