Decorate the Tree!

The Willamette National Forest's Sweet Home Ranger District will be sending one large Capitol Christmas tree and 75 smaller companion trees back to Washington, DC to adorn the Capitol buildings for the 2018 holiday season. That means a lot of decorations! We need your help to create a total of 10,000 handmade ornaments to send to our nation's capital to decorate these Christmas trees. There are several ways to get involved:

Attend an ornament making event

The Willamette National Forest and its partners will be staffing ornament making booths at the following events. We’d love to have you join us! A list of events is below, or can be downloaded as a part of this flyer.

  • Sweetheart Run - February 10 at 10AM, Sankey Park , Sweet Home
  • Oregon Logging Conference - Feb 24 from 9AM-2PM, Lane Event Center Wheeler Pavilion, Eugene
  • Sweet Home Chamber Awards Banquet Dinner** - April 7 from 5-6PM, Sweet Home Boys and Girls Club
  • Oregon Ducks Football Spring Game** - April 21, Moshofsky Center, Eugene
  • Oakridge Tree Planting Festival – May 5th from 11AM - 3PM, High School Track
  • Free Fishing Day - June 2 at 10AM, Timber Linn Park (Albany), Detroit Lake, Willamette Fish Hatchery (Oakridge)
  • Sweet Home Safety Fair - June 23 at 9AM , Sweet Home Police Department
  • Emerald (EMS) Baseball Game** - July 25 from 6-9PM, PK Park, Eugene
  • Sportsman's Holiday - July 14 at 10AM, Sweet Home High School, Sweet Home
  • Oregon Jamboree** - August 3-5, Sweet Home High School, Sweet Home 
  • The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center* - August 17 from 10AM-2PM, Baker City 
  • Sweet Home Community Health Fair - August 18 from 10AM - 2PM, Sweet Home High School Activity Center 
  • Oregon State Fair** - August 25 and September 1 from 10AM – 5PM , Salem 
  • Northwest Art & Air Festival - August 25 from 10AM-5PM, Albany 
  • The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center* - September 7 from 10AM-2PM, Baker City  
  • Multicultural Day at the Capitol* -  September 8 from 10AM-2PM, Salem 
  • The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center* - September 14 from 10AM-2PM, Baker City  
  • Oregon Pioneer’s 80th Birthday Party* - September 18 from 2PM-5PM, Salem 
  • Oregon’s Bounty* - October 6 from 10AM-2PM, Salem 
  • Harvest Fest - Saturday October 13 from 10AM - 2PM Sankey Park, Sweet Home 

*Indicates an event hosted by a partner
** indicates events that require an entrance fee

Host your own event!

We are in search of groups, schools, organizations and individuals who'd like to host their own 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree ornament making events. Any ornaments made will help us reach our goal of 6,500 small ornaments and 3,500 large ornaments to adorn the Capitol Christmas trees in Washington DC!

Download this brochure for specifications and themes. For ornament ideas, check out our photos and instructions posted here. Keep in mind these are just ideas; feel free to get creative!

    

Ornaments should reflect Oregon's cultural heritage, historical events or people and our natural resources. Let's show the nation why we are proud to be from Oregon! Ornaments must meet the following specifications:

Small Ornaments  Large Ornaments 
    4-6 inches in size
    Reflective & Colorful
    Lightweight & Durable    
    No Logos
    9-12 inches in size
    Reflective & Colorful
    Lightweight & Waterproof
    No Logos
All ornaments must be received by October 1, 2018. They can be dropped off in person at any one of our drop locations located here or mailed to the Sweet Home Ranger District at: 4431 Hwy 20, Sweet Home OR 97386.


For more information, or to ask additional questions, please contact Stefanie Gatchell or Nancy Shadomy at the Sweet Home Ranger Station: 541-367-5168 or capitolchristmastree2018@gmail.com.


 

 

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors