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Freda's Tree

  • NE 56th Ave and Stanton Street (map)

Saturday, June 2, 9am-1pm. With a potluck at 6 pm.

We have been painting and repainting the intersection for 10 years. The project was first initiated in 2007. Freda Frauendorf a resident of NE 56th planted a tree in 1912. Over the years, it grew into a grand and majestic chestnut tree more than 40 feet tall. Despite efforts to keep it alive, it finally died and was taken down in 2003. This project is a way to honor that tree sentinel and keep its story alive.

There will be people of all ages at the intersection painting, including many of our talented and enthusiastic children, kind and compassionate elders, and radiant people of all ages. Painting the intersection really brings a cooperative spirit to all involved, so we look forward to having you experience this uplifting energy. The cherry on top is that a potluck will happen after the intersection painting is complete! So bring your hands, hearts, and bellies for a day of color, food, laughs, and smiles.

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Earlier Event: June 2
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