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North Berrien Historical Museum counts the votes and declares 3 winners in tree decorating contest

The North Berrien Historical Museum would like to thank the community for their willingness to interact with the Museum online. This year, the Museum’s annual Holiday Open House event was one that would not have been possible with current COVID-19 restrictions. Instead of canceling the Holiday event, it was reinvented as the I’ll Be Home for Holiday Open House event!

This event included three pre-recorded videos from Mr. & Mrs. Claus, over 25 sponsored historical posts on Facebook, the creation of a Holiday activity booklet designed for 3rd and 4th graders that was printed and delivered to local students, and a Holiday Tree Contest that had 422 total votes.

“The interest online has been astounding,” says Jack Greve, Executive Director & Curator of the Museum. “We engaged with over 26,000 Facebook users in December, had an increase in online sales, donations and memberships, and received many words of encouragement from the community.”

With this event now wrapped up, the 422 votes in the Tree Contest were tallied; here are the results! With 46 total votes, Debbie Friday took 3rd place with her tree Upside Down Kind of Year. In 2nd place, Grinchmas created by the McKee/Cook Family with 62 votes. With a narrow margin of only five votes, Healthy to the Core took 1st place with their Tree of Health entry receiving 67 votes.

This event would have not been possible without the generous support from the following: Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday, Coloma Motor Sports, Easy Street Inn, Darlene Getz DDS, Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home & Cremation, Flaugh Insurance Agency, Harding’s Friendly Market, Linear Electric, Future Construction, H&R Block, Insurance Management Service, John’s Glass & Windows, Jollay Orchards, Monte Package Company, and Watervliet Hardware.

First Place

Second Place