2022 Summer Meeting Highlights
The 2022 Mid-America Christmas Tree Association Summer Meeting was hosted by Illinois Christmas Tree Association on July 22 & 23, 2022.
This was the 40th Summer MACT meeting and it was only fitting that it was held in Illinois. The first meeting was held in 1982 in Decatur, IL. MACT was founded in 1981 by Charter members Mr & Mrs. Mike Gwinner, LeRoy Rood, Joseph Honich (all from MO), Frank Evans, Leo Delhaute, Glen Massie, Ron Vanek, and Lowell Miller (all from IL), and Mr. & Mrs. Morris Graves, Mr. & Mrs. Wyman Hochstetler, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowers, Don Godwin, and Virgil & Joe Armstrong (all from IN). To learn more about the beginning of MACT read the attached article published in Christmas Trees Magazine in January 1982.
Timber Lane Christmas Tree Farm near Fulton, Illinois was our host farm. An absolutely beautiful farm, below are some images from around the farm. If you have any photos you would like to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be added.
Timber Lane Christmas Tree owners and 2022 Summer Meeting Hosts Richard, Judy, and MACT President Bill Holesinger
Gwinner / Graves Award Winners:
Top Left - Richardson's Christmas Tree Farm, Rob & Carol Richardson; Top Right - Dan Wahmhoff; Bottom Left - MACT Board Member Bill and Former Admin Assistant Donna Cackler; Bottom Right - MACT Board Member Dennis Duke
Some of the Vendors in Attendance and Photos from Vendor Tent:
The Mascot of the Vendor Tent. Miss Macy of Fraser Knoll was a very popular addition this year!
A Snapshot of Some of the Sessions
SOME OF THE FIELD SESSIONS