High School students compete in Christmas Tree Spectacular

MANISTIQUE – The Upper Peninsula Region of The Salvation Army has partnered with local high schools this year for its 2nd annual Christmas Tree Spectacular. Eleven schools from Schoolcraft, Delta, Marquette, and Alger counties have decorated trees and are battling it out to win “best-decorated tree” this year. All proceeds from voting will go to supporting the services in each of the high school’s communities.

“This year we wanted to involve the next group of socially active volunteers and show them how their time and effort can impact an entire community,” stated Cari Detmers UP Region Development Director. “And who doesn’t love a little friendly competition between schools?”

You can see the trees on display at the Westwood Mall in Marquette, The Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba, Nicolet Bank in Manistique, and People’s State Bank in Munising. There are two ways to vote for your favorite tree or school:

1. To vote for your favorite tree, visit www.bidpal.net/christmastree2022. Voting began last Nov. 18 and will continue through midnight on Dec. 9. Each dollar donated is one vote.

2. The students will finish their competition with a Bell Ring-off on Dec. 10. Each dollar raised will count as one vote.

The totals will be added together and the school with the most votes, and money in their kettle will win!

The Salvation Army has operated continuously serving the people of Marquette, Schoolcraft, Alger and Delta counties since 1889. Locally, The Salvation Army operates food pantries, lunch feeding programs, kids programming, ongoing casework for families in need, and Emergency Disaster Services. Seasonal programs include Backpack and School Supplies distribution, Christmas Toy Shop, and Christmas Baskets. If anyone needs services, they are asked to contact (906) 226-2241 in Marquette and Alger Counties and (906) 786- 0590 in Delta and Schoolcraft counties for assistance.

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