Annual Deck the Halls fundraiser returns to museum

Published 8:08 am Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Deck the Halls fundraiser has returned to the Bluegrass Heritage Museum through December.

During the fundraiser’s duration the museum will have free admission.

“It’s free to visit the museum, so people should come by and vote,” museum official Julie Morgan said.

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Contestants in the contest have submitted 14 decorated wreaths and trees on display throughout the building. The entries are voted on by museum visitors who place monetary donations in a corresponding jar by the display. The decorations that raise the most money by the end of the contest win.

“While you’re walking through if you see something you like go ahead and make a donation,” Morgan said.

Winners will be announced Dec. 21 at the museum’s annual Christmas open house, but donations are encouraged up to that day. The submitter of the first- and second-place winning tree and wreath will receive cash prizes.

Morgan said the museum itself does not sell the decorations, but those interested in taking some home can contact the individual, organization or business that submitted the tree or wreath and arrange a deal to take it home after the contest is completed.

The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Morgan said the fundraiser has been an annual event for the museum for about six years.