2021 Virtual Parade of Trees

Trees will be on display digitally from December 6, 2021 – January 6, 2022.

Celebrate with us! Decorate an artificial evergreen tree highlighting Chenango County culture, history, and heritage. Inspiration may come from buildings, businesses, community scenes, festivals, landmarks, milestones, organizations, parks, people – anything that celebrates any aspect of Chenango County, past or present. (Chenango County themed submissions are encouraged, but not required.)


Parade Highlights

“People’s Choice” Tree Decorating Contest: Supporters of the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) can vote for their favorite tree by making an online donation to the corresponding Organization’s team page. Whichever page accumulates the greatest total by the conclusion of the contest will be deemed the winner! The winning page’s earnings will be split evenly between the Organization and CCHS. (Earnings from all other pages go to support the mission of CCHS.)


Tree Decorating and Organization Team Page Creation

Decorate the Organization’s tree and create the corresponding team page by December 3. For any questions regarding the creation of the page, please call (607) 334-9227. Please be sure to appoint an Organization leader who will be responsible for the creation of the team page; this will ensure that only one page is created per Organization.


“Parade of Trees” Virtual Location

CCHS will create an online fundraising campaign, and each Organization will post a photograph or video of its tree on the team page that the Organization leader has created. Once the Organization has officially registered, the leader will be sent a link to the campaign page for creation of the Organization’s team page. Click “I want to fundraise for this” and then “Create a Team.” After that, simply upload the Organization’s logo with contact information, as well as a photograph or video of the decorated tree. (Please note that photograph will need to be taken in a horizontal format.) Once the Organization’s page is complete, you must wait to promote the page until the official start date of December 6, 2020. (In the interest of fairness, any Organizations/Teams which begin promotion ahead of this date will be disqualified, forfeiting their right fundraise on behalf of their cause.) However, additional members of the Organization may join a team if they wish to do so, so long as fundraising does not begin prior to December 6.


Creation Entry Form

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of the Second Annual “Virtual Parade of Trees”! Complete the Entry Form below and return it to CCHS no later than Monday, November 29, 2021. A physical entry form is also available here if you prefer to submit by mail. All entry forms submitted by mail must be post dated no later than Wednesday, November 24th, in order to be eligible.


Questions? Call (607) 334-9227 ext. 2 or e-mail operations@ChenangoHistorical.org.

I understand that to be eligible for competition, my organization must be registered no later than Monday, November 29, 2020 by 4 pm. Permission is hereby granted for CCHS to print and otherwise duplicate the picture or likeness of my entry and/or myself with my entry for internal and external release - this includes print and on-line publications.