Lights, Ornaments, Origami!

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If you visit the Enchanted Forest this year, keep your eyes peeled for the tree with blue lights and origami ornaments made from old Orion ads.

img_6859It’s Orion’s “O” Christmas Tree, and our first time participating in this Memphis tradition that benefits Le Bonheur.

If you’ve never been, the Enchanted Forest is a winterwonderland setup that’s been a Christmastime must-see for Memphis kids for over 50 years.  Its snowy avenues of animatronic animals and elves are a bit of retro Memphis history that started in the 1960s at the Gayoso hotel.  After being displayed for years at Goldsmith’s downtown, it eventually came to be housed at the Pink Palace.  The museum has expanded it to include electric model trains running on a huge maze of tracks; a gingerbread village of houses made by local chefs, organizations and individuals; and avenues of Christmas trees decorated and sponsored by individuals, non-profits, and area businesses – including your favorite credit union.

We can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than participating in a huge Memphis tradition that benefits one of our favorite causes, and is housed at one of our Orion Gives Back partners!

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The Enchanted Forest runs from November 19th through December 31st.  All proceeds benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.  For more info, visit The Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees.