Oct 30, 2014 1:14 PM
Students, veterans team up to decorate NH Christmas tree
TILTON - Creating ornaments to decorate New Hampshire's state tree in the National Christmas Tree Display on the Ellipse in President's Park in Washington, D.C., each December is a job usually done by school children.
But this year, a partnership of young and old will produce those 24 special globes as residents of the New Hampshire Veterans Home and students from the nearby Tilton School team up on the project.
Participants in the Home's weekly inter-generational program, which brings students into the Home for activities and conversations with the residents, will switch gears for the next couple of weeks and concentrate on making ornaments showing off the specialness of New Hampshire.
Once completed, they will be shipped to Washington to hang on the state tree on the Walk of Peace.
The first work session on the ornaments was on Tuesday.
The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, and the National Park Service are responsible for the National Christmas Tree Lighting and related events.
The New Hampshire State Council of the Arts coordinates New Hampshire's participation in this project.