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£ LANCASTER - The first
Christmas trees in America were
attributed to the celebrations of the
Hessian soldiers during the
American Revolution, says Greta
C. Vario, Extension home
economist with th» Penn State
Extension Service. This was the
beginning in America but the'
tradition is founded in ancient
Before the Christian era the
ancient Egyptians brought green
date boughs into their homes to
celebrate the winter solstice the
“rebirth” or “triumph of light over
Later the Romans observed the
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Admiring the Christmas tree
Feast of Saturn, again at the
winter solstice, by raising an
evergreen bough to signify the
“rebirth” of the sun.
Through the ancient history of
other cultures, the bough has
symbolized this new hope and it is
the evolution of customs that forms
the Christmas tree tradition.
The acutal decorating of the
Christmas tree and the bringing of
it into our homes is attributed to
the Germans with the first records
appearing in about 1500. One
reference from Germany in 1605
tells us that “At Christmas, fir
trees are set up in the rooms an
hung with roses cut from paper of
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many colors, apples, wafers,
spangle-gold, sugar, etc.”
These Germans brought their
tradition with them to America
and diaries and accounts of the
early 1800’s tell of their use in
eastern Pennsylvania. By’ the
1840's the tradition was fairly
common in Pennsylvania. From
Pennsylvania the fashion spread
through the east and eventually
back to England in 1841.
This year marks the celebration
of a 125-year old tradition. In 1856
the first Christmas tree was
displayed in the White House by
President Franklin Pierce for a
group of Washington Sunday
School children. _
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Lancaster County Society 14 met and Jean Rowe presented a play
on Wednesday, December 9, at the entitled “For Whom the Chimes
home of Ada Rohrer. Ring,” with recorded music and
Members answered roll call by reading,
telling their favorite Christmas • The next meeting will be on
decoration. January 20 and members will be
Marian Rowe, Miriam Leaman making cancer pads.
Lancaster Co, Society 22
Lancaster Society 22 held their
Christmas meeting at the Lam
peter Fire Hall.
Members answered roll call by
telling their favorite way to spend
Lancaster Society 29 met on
Monday, December 7 at the home
of Marty Bixler.
During the evening, the mem
bers divided into three groups and
filled Thanksgiving food baskets
with groceries and $25 worth of
meat. They then were delivered.
The evening program also in-
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 19,1981—89
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Lancaster Co, Society 14
Lancaster Co, Society 29
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Pour members from this society
are going to attend the convention
m Harrisburg, January U and 12.
The next meeting will be held at
the home of Mrs. Paul Witmer,
Millersville on January 19.
eluded a cookie exchange. Each
member brought two dozen
cookies. Each member took a
sample from each kind to take
The next meeting will be a fun
night at the home of Sue Bixler,
January 18 at 7:30 p.m.