And the winner is…

The winner of the Geneva History Museum’s 2021 Geneva Giving Trees display goes to Lazarus House with a total of $1,942 votes! For the twelfth year, our Giving Tree’s were decorated by local nonprofits, and for the second year in a row, they were displayed throughout downtown Geneva. People could view the trees as they strolled through town and vote with their dollars online or at the museum. All of the proceeds from the voting supports these nonprofits, as well as GHM.

Thank you to all of the organizations that decorated a tree:

Altrusa International of the Fox Valley, Anderson Animal Shelter, American Legion Post 75, Association for Individual Development, CASA Kane County, Fox Valley Hands of Hope, Friends of the Viking Ship, Geneva Academic Foundation, Geneva Community Chest, Geneva Pride, The Joshua Tree Community, Lazarus House, Marklund, Mutual Ground, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Salvation Army, Suicide Prevention Services, and Tiny N Tall Rescue Inc.

Thank you to all of the downtown businesses that participated:

25N Coworking, Nosh Restaurant, The Little Traveler, Flair on Third, Yoga Six, Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream, Crystal Life Technologies, Always Growing Collective, Proud Fox Gallery, Atlas Chicken Shack, Deane’s Deli & Market, Geneva Wreath Company, Graham’s 318 Coffeehouse, Harvey’s Tales, Hey Sugar, Aurelio’s Pizza, State Street Jewelers, The Winding Deerpath, and Pug & Hound Apothecary

We hope to continue this new tradition throughout town in 2022. Happy New Year!