By Nataly Tavidian, Grand Island/Hastings Reporter - email
Stuhr Museum is celebrating 25 years of ‘Christmas Past and Present' this year and the season-long celebration kicked off Sunday, giving the community a sneak peek into what Christmas at Stuhr will look like.
The event included a look at the ‘Fantasy of Trees,' where local groups, businesses, and members of the community decorated more than 110 trees, setting a new record for the museums tree exhibit.
Some of the tree decorators say they're hoping to get some positive messages out with their décor.
Linda Waring-Houser is one of the individual tree decorators. When asked to choose a theme for her tree she only had one thing on her mind-- to send out a lifesaving message.
"This was a healing process to do the ornaments; I made everything that's on the tree," said Waring-Houser. She added, "If it gets one woman to get a mammogram, and early detection saved my life... hopefully someone else will do the same."
Stuhr Museum's marketing director, Mike Bockoven said, "This is the largest exhibit of its kind from the region."
Bockoven said the variety is a good representation of the diverse ideas and experiences that make up the Hall County community.
More than 100 trees will be up by the end of the week.