To kick off the holidays, island senators presented a display of decorated Christmas trees at the Guam Congress Building.
Ornaments such as fans, snowmen made of bottle caps, and angels made by students adorned each tree decorated by the senators and their staff.
Senators also partnered with local nonprofit organizations to spread awareness about their contributions.
According to Speaker Tina Muna Barnes, collaborating with the Bill Muna Foundation was a great way to continue her father’s service to the island.
“What better way than to celebrate during the Christmas season of giving to bring awareness to our community of all the nonprofit organizations who continue to give back to our community,” the Speaker said.
As for Samantha Taitano of the Mane’lu Foundation, her organization – which focuses on education and empowerment – partnered with Senator Amanda Shelton.
“We’re super honored to be a part of this event. It’s so beautiful…the different trees and to see how people get creative to express the different organizations that they’re honoring today,” Taitano said.
The Christmas tree display will be open to the public from Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until January 6, 2020.