URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A group of volunteers in Urbana are bringing Christmas trees from around the world a little closer to home.
Kanittha Fay is leading Trees from Around the World, a project to place a Christmas tree from different countries in restaurants around Urbana to showcase the diverse community. The trees’ restaurant locations and countries of origin are listed below:
- Siam Terrace – Thailand
- Rick’s Bakery – Mexico
- El Paraiso – Latin America
- Cinema Gallery – Tree of Art
- Bohemia – Tree of American Vintage
- La Mixceta – Mexico
- The Best of Africa Food Store – Africa
Fay said she was inspired by the annual Christmas Around the World exhibit that is set up every year by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
“We went to the Museum of Science and Industry last year and thought we could do it locally,” she said.
This is the first year of the project and the trees will be on display for the remainder of the holiday season.