Hershey, PA (January 5, 2016) – The votes have been cast and tallied. Congratulations to the winners of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum’s School Holiday Tree contest! The three schools who received the most votes are:
1. Northern Dauphin Christian School (236 votes)
2. Union Canal Elementary School (216 votes)
3. The Vista School (206 votes)
Each year at the AACA Museum, we invite local schools to pick a theme and decorate a tree with ornaments created in their school art program. Visitors to the Museum are encouraged to vote for their favorite tree throughout the holiday themed Cars & Christmas exhibit. The three school trees that receive the most votes are rewarded with a gift card for their school; first place – $200, second place – $100, third place – $50. All students who participate in the creation of ornaments for their tree receive a complimentary ticket to visit the AACA Museum during the holidays. We would like to thank PNC Bank for their continued support in sponsoring this program.
This year, we had the following schools participate: Harrisburg Christian School, Union Canal Elementary, Northern Dauphin Christian School, Mill Road and Bainbridge Schools, and The Vista School. The winning tree designed by students at the Northern Dauphin Christian School included a variety of ornaments based on the theme of “God Bless America”. Students from Union Canal Elementary had tree adorned with the theme “Thanks to our Troops” and students from The Vista School had a theme to raise “Autism Awareness”. All the participating schools did an outstanding job creating unique ornaments and themes for their trees – they’re all winners!
Again this year, we were excited to showcase a “Nutcracker” tree created by The Ronald McDonald House in Hershey. It was a great opportunity to provide the community with awareness for their organization and the important services that they provide for those in need.
Didn’t get a chance to visit over the holidays? No problem, The AACA Museum will be gearing up for our Family Fun Weekend, January 23 & 24, where guests can participate in our Museum wide scavenger hunt to locate your favorite “Cars” from the Disney-Pixar Cars movie that are hidden throughout the Museum – How many can you find? Kids of all ages will love the interactive photo stop where you can pretend to drive a vintage car or truck. Our Roads to Rails model train display offers many scenes and lots of buttons to push that run a variety of special effects. Guests can also enjoy our “It’s a Small World: Micro & Mini Car” exhibit. Best of all we offer a discounted admission price for the community, admission is just $7 per person January 23 & 24.
About the AACA Museum
The AACA Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.