We would like to extend an invitation to you for this very special event...The Morton Community Foundation will host a debut ceremony for its beautiful Giving Tree (it’s an amazing sculpture…21 ft High X 12 Ft Wide) on Thursday, September 4 at 5pm in the new Giving Tree Garden located at the corner of Jefferson and First Streets next to the Morton Community Foundation at 105 E. Jefferson Street, Morton. There will be a brief ceremony and the Giving Tree sculptor, Morgan Elser, will be on hand as well.
Garden and sculpture at the Morton Community Foundation. Throughout our community there are examples of projects and ideas that were planted, watered, and were given time to mature and grow. The leaders that cultivated these ideas knew they may never benefit directly from what they started. They had a vision and a dream and acted on it. They were thinking and planning for the future, for people that would live in Morton in years to come.
The Giving Tree Garden honors this idea by recognizing our many funds, and people that have donated financially to the Morton Community Foundation so the mission and leadership of the MCF can continue. It was paid for by donors – residents that love our community and want to continue to provide shade for future generations.
Look around Morton and you will find other examples of trees that were planted for the future—McClallen Park, Freedom Hall, The Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center, the Morton Public Library, the Morton Pool, Idlewood Arts Pavilion and the Morton Pumpkin Festival.
The Morton Community Foundation invites you to stop by teh Giving Tree Garden and enjoy the view, visit with friends, and sit in its shade. Is there a tree you would like to plant? Stop by the office and we can talk about your dream.