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Christmas Tree Extravaganza Photos

Boy Scout tree…
Cassidy Goebel (April and Mark) picked out pictures of people she knows who belong to the Boy Scouts. Their pictures decorated a tree at the Christmas Tree Extravaganza at the Dakota Sunset Museum on Sunday afternoon. The trees will be on display throughout the month.

Faith Goebel (Jeff and Andrea) points to her favorite ornament on the Clover Buds 4H club tree. The tree won third place in the youth division at the Christmas Tree Extravaganza.

Mrs. Claus read a story to children who visited the Christmas Tree Extravaganza at the museum on Sunday afternoon. She was joined by her elf who helped pass out candy canes to the kids. Pictured are (standing, l to r) Reagan and Harrison Brown (Karen and Corey), Mya Schwab (Jason and Leisa), Olivia Mikkelsen (Amber and Andy), Mrs. Claus, Eve Mistletoe the Elf who had help from Avery Dutt (Lynette), Greta Goebel (Mark and April), Alex Tanner (Don and Tonya), Neva Mikkelsen (Amber and Andy), Mikkena Brown (Kerrie and Mike), Kierra Hunnel (Jenn), Cassidy Goebel (Mark and April). Front row: Lizaan DeKock (Annelize and Ian), Landon, Calle and Aleah Schwab (Jason & Leisa), Javonte Madsen (Lane), Taylor Tennant (Shawn and Tim), Isabelle Mikkelsen (Andy and Amber), Kameron Hunnel (Jenn), and Mason Goebel (Mark and April).

Larry Poeppel looks over the Profiles in Courage project created by students in his wife, Julie’s, English class in conjunction with Keith Scott’s history class. Students interviewed area veterans, and the posters are on display at the museum.

Museum director Kathleen Nagel, right, and Mary Carol Potts from the Potter County Historical Society, look at a display at the museum during the Christmas Tree Extravaganza.

Mikenna Brown (Mike and Kerrie) shows a decoration she made as part of the Lucky Clover 4H club. The ornaments were made of gum drops! The tree won first place in the youth division of the Christmas Tree Extravaganza.

Steve Robbennolt reads the interview of local veteran Mick Hagny that was written by his daughter, Kelsey. The interview was done as part of the English and history classes.

Who would have thought that milkweed pods and cockleburs could make such pretty holiday decorations? The ladies of the Oahe M and M’s, that’s who! The tree was chosen as the second place winner in the adult division by those attending the Christmas Tree Extravaganza at the museum on Sunday, Dec. 9. Third place went to the Church of Latter Day Saints tree, featuring lovely crocheted angels and snowflakes.

Neva Mikkelsen (Amber and Andy) found her ornament on the Sacred Heart CCD tree. The tree placed second in the youth division.

Edith Schwenn, left, was one of the artists from the Rivers Edge CFEL club that helped create the decorations on the first place tree at the museum on Sunday. The tree featured decorations made using the paper cutting art of Scherenschnitte.