Mount Pulaski Courthouse offers holiday trees in Dec. 7 auction

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[December 02, 2013]     Send a link to a friend 

MOUNT PULASKI  The upstairs of the Mount Pulaski Courthouse is a wonderland of Christmas trees right now. There are over 20 trees all decked out and ready for you to carry home if you are the highest bidder on Dec. 7.

The trees have been decorated by various Mount Pulaski businesses and citizens as a fundraiser for the Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation.

A few activities are being planned for Dec. 7 at the courthouse, including a live auction of the trees, with Mount Pulaski auctioneer Mike Maske doing the calling.

Some of the trees are whimsical and clearly representative of the business that donated them. For collectors of odds and ends, these would make great trees. There is a tree with tractors on it, courtesy of Cross Brothers; a tree decorated with dog treats, courtesy of D'Tails; and even a tree with dollars and coins, courtesy of Farmers Bank. 

In addition, there are trees that are simply beautiful, such as the one donated by the Strouds and the one from Stahl's Furniture.  Some are modern and unique, such as the ones by Saddie's Secret Place, Botanica and Pizza Man.

And yet others would be great for a kid's room at Christmastime, such as the one from Deron Powell State Farm that features snowmen and a tin truck, the one from Salt Creek Attic that hosts several gingerbread ornaments, or the one from the Mount Pulaski Library that features tiny storybooks hanging from its branches.

Regardless of what your taste might be, there must surely be something for everyone at this fabulous fundraiser, including an Abe Lincoln-themed tree donated by the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County.

If you haven't been over to see the trees, it would be worth your while to go take a look, and certainly worth your while to attend on Dec. 7 and see if you might be the lucky winning bidder.

Pictures by Nila Smith



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