The Grandview Heights Public Library's Remembrance Tree is already filling up with ornaments purchased in honor or in memory of someone special.
The Grandview Heights Public Library’s Remembrance Tree is already filling up with ornaments purchased in honor or in memory of someone special.
“We put the tree up a little early this year because of the (Friends of the Library’s) holiday boutique event (held on Nov. 19),” said Connie Frecker, the library’s public relations associate.
The tree is located in the atrium.
About 150 felt snowman star ornaments were designed and handmade by Grandview resident Nancy Kukla for this year’s Remembrance Tree project, Frecker said.
This year marks the third time Kukla has made the Remembrance Tree ornaments, she said.
“Nancy does all of this work purely on a volunteer basis. She won’t accept anything for it,” Frecker said. “She just wants to support the library. We are so appreciative of all the time and effort she puts into this project.”
The library asks for a minimum donation of $15 for one ornament and $25 for two.
A $200 donation purchases four ornaments and an individual lifetime membership to the Friends of the Library, Frecker said. A $250 donation buys five ornaments and a family lifetime membership.
Donations can be earmarked to benefit either the library’s endowment fund or the library itself, she said.
Most people allow their ornaments to be hung on the remembrance tree, then pick them up or have them mailed to them after the holidays, Frecker said.
Those who wish to can arrange to pick up their ornaments or have them mailed before the holidays, she said.
Ornament orders have come from as far away as California, Massachusetts and Florida, Frecker said.
“People who have moved out of our state still have warm feelings about the library and want to support it,” she said.
Remembrance Tree order forms are available in the library’s youth services and circulation departments, and an order form is also available on the library’s website, www.ghpl.org.