The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights to Be Assembled This Weekend


The Salvation Army will transport its 75-foot Tree of Lights from the University of Nebraska Medical Center to American National Bank at 90th and Dodge streets on Friday, Oct. 27, where it will remain through the holiday season.

The Tree of Lights is scheduled to arrive at American National Bank at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday.

The Tree of Lights, designed by Brite Ideas Decorating, consists of 80,000 LED lights, 600 snowflakes, and a six-foot LED star.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, between 7 a.m. and noon, more than 50 volunteers from Ironworkers Local 21 will set up the tree. Fourteen-year-old Mick Schroeder from Oakland, Iowa, will place the star atop the tree between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Schroeder, a ninth-grader at Riverside Community Schools, won this honor at The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Rally.

The Tree of Lights will be turned on during the lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10, at American National Bank, which marks the start of The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign and red kettle season.