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Winter tree scavenger hunt to return

Conservation Commission interns Chris Spinney, left, and Curtis Markham pose in front of one of the decorated trees last year. The second annual Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt will be held this year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. (click for larger version)
October 23, 2011
STURBRIDGE — Following a successful inaugural tree hunt last year, the Conservation Commission will kick off its preparations for the second annual Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt by inviting children from three area preschools to decorate trees on the Heins Farm conservation lands.

Dozens of preschoolers from Burgess Elementary School, Treetops Montessori, and the Sturbridge Co-op Nursery School will decorate trees on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The students have been busy making decorations over the last few weeks, and each school will decorate one tree with its own specific theme.

"Inviting the kids to decorate trees is a great opportunity for us to increase awareness of this event," said Nancy Brunell, who assisted the Conservation Commission's Open Space Director Leslie Wong in organizing the second scavenger hunt.

Officials at the three schools were thrilled when the Conservation Commission asked if they would be interested in bringing their students to the Heins Farm conservation lands for this event.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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