Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
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News release. September 27, 2002
National Christmas Tree

Sherman County residents produced over 50 hand-made Christmas ornaments for Oregon's Gift to the Nation, a 70' Christmas tree that will be shipped by the U.S. Forest Service to Washington, D.C. in November. The tree will pass through Sherman County on I-84 on November 16th after an overnight stop in The Dalles.
Brenda Massie of Wasco supervised the Arts & Crafts Barn at the Sherman County fair where wooden ornaments cut out by David Fritts and sanded by Shafer and Coles children in Moro were painted and decorated by youngsters attending the fair. Larry Kaseberg applied primer and Wayne Melzer fabricated hangers for these colorful, glittering ornaments.
Sherman County's ornaments were packed for shipment to the U.S. Forest Service office in Roseburg by volunteers, Myrna Melzer, Dorothy Benson, Pat von Borstel and Sherry Kaseberg, at the Sherman County Historical Museum. Ornaments were crafted by Joni Anderson, Dorothy Benson, Pat Benson, Marla Brehm, Barbara Cantrall, Patty Coles, Julie Dabulskis, Shavonne Gosson, Jessica Kaseberg, Karolyn Kaseberg, Katy Kimes, Laura Kimes, Brenda Massie, Chelsea Massie, Myrna Melzer, Austin Olson, Krista Olsen, Taylor Olsen, Krista Perisho, Chloe Van Gilder and others whose names were not attached to the ornament. Materials used to meet U.S.F.S. requirements include wood, paint, tin, wheat, fabric and barbed wire, illustrating Sherman County's rural economy... Christmas and rural scenes, wreath, coyotes, trucks, tractors, elevators, wheat, a Meadowlark and salmon.


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