Galehouse Tree Farm presents:"Operation Evergreen. " It is a service project that was developed by the OHIO Christmas Tree Association (OCTA) members in 1995-96. The purpose--bring 'Christmas cheer' in the form of REAL fresh cut Christmas trees to military personnel serving overseas, in honor of the job they perform.
This OCTA project has grown from 30 trees to 300+ in 2011 an additional 110 in 2012.
A donation of 100 trees has been accepted through ARCENT for troops serving in the South West Asian Theatre for 2013-specifically Kuwait.
Many of the school children find wishing a 'Merry Christmas' to the parents, aunts, uncles and cousins serving in our armed services an outlet for expressing their personal feelings.
This project is also used in schools to augment learning activities on many levels --Counting and packaging ornaments, measuring length of garland, celebrating holiday traditions, making and giving gifts, patriotism, Social studies, world history, current events, environmental choices, media relations, organization, participation with local military units and bases, National Guard, local veterans groups
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