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Missouri

Michelle "Mike" Ochonicky of Eureka & "Senior Ladies" Missouri’s blue ornament is reverse-glass painted with cotton & crystals embedded. A pine tree blanketed in snow reaches up the side to frosty ice crystals, highlighting “Missouri”/ “2016.” Silhouetted people, clasping hands, encircle the ornament, diverse yet connected in the season’s gentleness. The delicate surface supporting them represents our fragile planet, upheld by the hope: “Peace on Earth – Good Will to All.” Inspiring “Senior ladies” assisted in this project, representing diverse backgrounds, with birthdates spanning 6 decades. One of these wonderful women is 100, born the year that National Park Service was founded. They embody the season’s calm beauty.