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Hartland Holiday Tree Parade — Sale of Wooden Ornaments at Kahuna Coffee to Aid Needy Family

Handmade bulbs that adorn tree created by anonymous retired couple.

A retired Hartland man who loves woodworking has donated more than 50 handmade wooden Christmas tree ornaments that his wife helped decorate to help raise money for an area needy individual or family.

More than 20 hanging on a tree at have been sold so far at $10 each and more will be added, said Cathy Jones, Kahuna's owner. The collection is planned through Dec. 16 and the tree is also part of the .

Jones said all the proceeds are going directly to the recipient, which inspired her because sometimes artists want to collect a percentage.

"He's restored my faith in humanity," she said. "It almost makes me want to cry when I think about it."

Jones declined to name the man's full name, saying Doug prefers anonymity, but added he and his wife have a granddaughter who attends and that they enjoyed hanging the ornaments together on Black Friday with out-of-town relatives.

"This place was just so full of fun and laughter," she said. "They enjoyed every moment of it."

About the holiday tree parade

As much as possible the rest of the year we hope to feature as many Christmas trees from area families, business and organizations as possible.

So, we're now in the midst of featuring as many trees we can from the . Its grand prize, BTW, is a gift basket with items that are worth more than $1,000. See below for more details.

How to contribute your tree photo

To add a photo, click on "add your photos" under the photo. If you add this way, be sure to include click "edit your photo" after uploading and add the following details:

  • A general location of where the tree is, such as your home, office, etc.
  • When the picture was taken
  • Anything special about the tree that'd like to share
  • Where you live — Hartland, Deerfield Township, Oceloa Township, etc.

And don't worry, while it won't immediately be the featured photo, we will give it top billing on another day.

Not a member of Patch or you'd like us to help? No problem. Email it to chris.machniak@patch.com. Once again, please include the information above and sometime during the holidays, we'll feature it.

More of the Hartland Holiday Tree Parade

More on the Christmas tree contest

provides additional details. Here's a list of participating organizations. Note, sheets needed for the contest should be available by Wednesday. For more information, call 810-632-9130 or 810-632-5161.

Participating Business/Oranization Location of Tree Address On site 11182 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 American Red Cross — Livingston County Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce 3508 Avon St, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 11325 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 9402 E Highland Rd, Howell, MI 48843 Cleary University On site
Cleary University Welcome Center,
3768 Cleary Dr.
Howell, MI 48843 On site 1788 N Old Us 23, Howell, MI 48843 On site 3688 Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353 DenBe Consulting Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce 3508 Avon St, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 10112 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 3508 Avon St, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 10044 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 11499 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 2532 N Old Us 23, Howell, MI 48855 On site 3659 Avon St, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 1836 N. Old U.S. 23, Howell, MI 48843 Lady La's Boutique/LaFontaine On site 4000 W. Highland Rd., Highland, MI 48357 On site 11460 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce 3508 Avon St, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 10860 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 1774 N Old Us 23, Howell, MI 48843 Hartland Patch Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce 3508 Avon St, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 11050 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 11750 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 Salon 3 On site 11337 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 On site 10065 E Highland Rd, Howell, MI 48843 On site 2975 N Old Us 23, Howell, MI 48855 On site 11750 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353 Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce 3508 Avon St, Hartland, MI 48353 Source: Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce

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