O'Tannenbaum A Festival of Trees 2002

November 22-23, 2002

One of the most beautiful Christmas symbols is the Christmas tree. Whether a tree is decorated with sacred, national, regional, natural, or whimsical ornaments, it remains a beautiful sight to behold.

You will see trees assembled by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Each tree is as distinctive as those who have decorated it.

Special thanks this year to Pastor Thomas Schmitt, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Diane Warrick, JoAnn Warrick, Sue Lowery, Lynn Lurvey, Lou and Pat Kologenski, Wendy Anderson, Ebba Johnson and Ed Menard.

Special thanks for donations from Cubby's, Don Christensen-Farm Bureau, Bank of Bennington, Bennington Athletic League and all other who have donated both money and time to help.

"Festival of Trees" was organized by "Friends of the Library" to benefit the Bennington, NE Library.


From the moment you walk in the door the spirit of the season welcomes and uplifts you.

Zion entrance


A view into the Narthex showing a number of the trees.

View of the Narthex


A view from above. There were 28 tress total this year and was a beautiful sight to see.

View of trees from above


The hall between the Lakeview Room and the Sanctuary.

More trees