First place was awarded to the Douglas County Democratic Women for their Christmas tree decorated in this year’s Gallery of Trees “Buttons ‘n’ Bows” theme.
The Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center has several fundraisers during the year. Visitors to the museum “vote” for the tree they like best by placing donations in a container next to the tree. The museum awards prizes to the three organizations collecting the most donations.
Second place went to the Douglas County Republican Women and third place went to the John C. Fremont chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
“We’re a 501c3 nonprofit,” said Brenda Hansen, of the Douglas County Historical Society. “It’s events like these that help keep our doors open.”
The funds raised at the Gallery of Trees event are earmarked for youth programs.