Those driving through Omaha at 90th and Dodge Streets tomorrow, your eyes aren’t playing “tricks’ on you. Susan Eustice with the Salvation Army in Omaha says they are putting up their “Tree of Lights” Halloween weekend.
The 75-foot, 6,000 pound tree is transported in three semi trucks and a number of vans to the American National Bank building Friday. Saturday, 50 local iron worker volunteers will be putting together the tree.
Eustice says they have two weeks to check out the all 80,000 LED lights and 650 LED starbursts to make sure they are in working order when they officially light the tree and kick off their Red Kettle campaign on November 11th.
The Salvation Army will also announce their Red Kettle goal for this year. Eustice says more and more people come to their door for assistance each day and demand is up 39%.