Decorating the Christmas tree became a campus-wide activity at Western Nevada College in Fallon earlier this month.
The Associated Students of Western Nevada participated in the Toys for Tots fundraiser, “Fallon Lights of Christmas,” purchasing one of the 50 live potted trees at the Western Heritage Barn on Saturday, Dec. 3.
ASWN joined other local groups, clubs and businesses in buying one of the trees and then tailoring its decorations to its unique college campus.
“The fundraiser assists in the purchasing of approximately 900 to 1,000 toys for children in the Churchill, Lyon and Pershing
counties during the Christmas season,” said Sherry Black, director of WNC’s Fallon campus.
ASWN representative Melanie Nuckolls spearheaded the project, and a variety of departments on the Fallon campus became involved.
After Nuckolls purchased decorating items with ASWN funds, she and Chrissy King of the Fallon Administrative Office adorned the tree with items that represented course and program offerings at WNC.
There were other contributors.
Josh Rau’s welding class designed and made ornaments for the tree, while Specialty Crop added unique items such as seed packets and gourds. The reinstituted nursing program participated by contributing gloves and masks, while the rodeo team added team roping and bronc riding items.