The Mayorís Christmas Tree, located on Crown Center Square, stands as Kansas Cityís official Christmas tree. Itís also a symbol of a citywide holiday charity, the Mayorís Christmas Tree Fund. The Mayor's Christmas Tree has been a Kansas City tradition since 1908. Mayor Thomas Crittenton initiated the project, erecting an official city tree at City Hall and established a fund drive. During his term, more than 8,000 needy children were cared for by what was then the Mayor's Municipal Christmas Tree Fund.
As the years went by, the program grew and since 1973 the tree has been in Crown Center Square. The purpose of the tree remains the same; however, to solicit funds to serve Kansas Cityís needy, elderly, and the forgotten during the holiday season. Money donated to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund will buy clothes and food for needy families, gifts for elderly shut-ins and hospitalized patients, parties for impoverished children and more.
Each year the previous year's tree is cut up and designed into a unique commemorative ornament which is only available for purchase only at Crown Center in Kansas City.
In excellent condition no box.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 28 June, 2012.