29 organizations in Museum tree decorating contest

The ninth annual Christmas tree decorating contest at the North Platte Valley Museum is bigger than ever this year, with 29 organizations represented in the decorated trees.

The festive event is a fundraiser for the museum and participating nonprofit organizations and service clubs, as well as an opportunity for the organizations to showcase themselves.

Voting in the contest continues through Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and 1 to 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission to the museum is free during the contest. Museum visitors may cast vote tickets for their favorite trees or favorite causes. Each vote costs $1. The proceeds of each vote are split between the museum and the organization.

Additionally, the top three trees selected by visitor votes win an additional $100, $50, and $25 for their organizations, courtesy of H&R Block.

he organizations featured in this year's contest are: The Village at Regional West, Riverside Discovery Center, Panhandle Humane Society, Team Ashtyn, Farm And Ranch Museum, Los Guadalupanos Cultural Dance Group, American Association of University Women, Dome Rock Questers, Scotts Girls Questers, Scotts Bluff Questers 1346, UNMC College of Nursing Scottsbluff Nebraska Student Nursing Association, Scotts Bluff County Home Extension Council, Western Nebraska Agri-Women, DHHS Foster Care Program for the National Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, Gering First United Methodist Church sewing room, Delta Kappa Gamma Cradle Catchers, Panhandle Quilt Guild, Wildcat Audubon Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Scotts Bluff County Tourism for Platte Valley Attractions, Legacy of the Plains, TeamMates Mentoring Program, Gering Merchants Association, Scotts Bluff County Volunteer Center, Potter's Wheel Ministries, Sugar Valley Federal Credit Union for Children's Miracle Network, The Midwest Theater, Operation Christmas Child, and Gering Kiwanis.

The North Platte Valley Museum is located at the corner of 11th and J Streets in Gering. For more information, call or email the museum 308-436-5411 npvm@earthlink.net.

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