Friday, December 10, 4-6 p.m.

To usher in the winter season and holiday spirit, the Linnaeus Arboretum will be hosting its third annual Julgran celebration in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. This year's Julgran, which means "Christmas Tree" in Swedish, will once again be highlighted by Julgran 2008a cookie contest with hundreds of cookies to sample! (Interested participants, see below.) The contest results will be announced at 4:30, followed by live music courtesy of our own talented Gustavus students, and hot cider (as well as the requisite milk) may be enjoyed by the Interpretive Center's log fireplace. Or, if the weather is nice, stand by the outdoor fire pit and roast a marshmallow or two.

For more information, call 507-933-6181 or send email to arboretum@gustavus.edu.

Julgran Cookie Contest

If you would like to enter the Julgran Cookie Contest, please contact Bob Dunlap at 507-933-7199 or rdunlap@gustavus.edu no later than Thursday, December 9.

Instructions to participants:

  1. Cookies must be brought to Interpretive Center on Friday, December 10 by 3 p.m.
  2. Participants must bake at least three dozen cookies
  3. Participants must provide a team/individual name along with a recipe or list of ingredients
  4. Representatives of team/individual entries must be present at 4:30 when contest results are given in order to win