Community adopts, decorates trees for library display

MARQUETTE — While it may not look like a winter wonderland outside quite yet, the inside of the Peter White Public Library is certainly making up for that.

The community is working on decorating Christmas trees inside the library for the annual Winter Wonderland Walk display. Using an online sign-up system, members of the community can stake their claim on one of the nearly 80 artificial trees scattered throughout the library.

“They come in and decorate the tree in a theme that suits their organization or their individual taste, something to help the community celebrate the holiday,” said Peter White Public Library Programming Coordinator, Margaret Boyle. “It’s a real fun time, real busy, but it’s a lot of fun and we get so many people from all over the U.P. coming to look at the trees after they’re decorated.”

This year, people can vote on their favorite tree for just one dollar. The winner will receive a Togo’s gift card.

Voting starts this Saturday at the display’s open house from 3pm until 5pm and will run all month until the trees come down.