Gathering of the Greens at Schoolcraft Library

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Trees to the left and right of the photo of Kelly Bergland and Deb Christiansen are entrants in this year’s Gathering of the Greens contest. Photo by Linda Lane.

By Linda Lane

The Schoolcraft Library is looking like Christmas as entrants begin to fill the library with trees and wreaths decorated with various themes as part of its annual fundraiser.

The Gathering of the Greens is a contest where visitors can “vote” for their favorite greens for 25 cents per vote by dropping coins or cash into cans stationed at each contest entry. There is no limit on casting votes; they may be cast through December 15. The winners will be announced on December 18; prizes will be awarded at the Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and punch and cookies will be served.

It costs $10 for each Christmas tree entry. Entries may be only artificial greens, and if lighted, may only use battery-operated lights. Trees are limited to no more than 3 feet tall, and wreaths no more than 24 inches in diameter, but may include a stand. Businesses, organizations, schools, churches, and residents are encouraged to enter the contest as well as vote for their favorite greens.

Proceeds from the Gathering of the Greens will support the Schoolcraft Friends of the Library children’s programs.

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