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Christmas in the Wild
1996 Christmas Tree Forest
November 19th - January 5th

Once again, the McAllen International Museum will be illuminated throughout December with Christmas Trees, decorated to perfection by area groups, clubs, classes and individuals. The success of this popular seasonal exhibition is entirely dependent on community participation.
The theme this year is Christmas In the Wild, chosen to bring out the many environmental concerns we share! The focus will be on animals (especially endangered ones) and with hundreds of animals on the Endangered Species List there are plenty from which to choose. There also will be opportunities for teachers to tie in geography and science lessons. Other groups, clubs and service organizations can help make people aware of how precious the animal kingdom really is. Thousands of people come to admire the trees over the holiday season, so it's a good place to promote your club and school.

Each tree will be decorated with a specific animal, species, or animals from a particular geographic region. you may submit any animal theme you like, but in order to avoid too much duplication, choice will be be on a first-come, first-served basis. A good reason to enter early. Only trees decorated with ornaments handmade by participants will qualify for a prize. Trees decorated with commercial ornaments will be welcome if there is space but will not be considered for a prize. The trees will be shown in the art Gallery. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Berry Fritz at the museum - 682-1564.
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