Celebrate Christmas at Boys Town
December 3, 2011 by Mark
Boys Town is celebrating Christmas with a number of special events that are free for the public. Boys Town has been in existence since 1921 when Father Flanagan purchased Overlook Farm in Omaha and moved his Home for Boys there. The town became known all over the world after the movie starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney was released in 1938.
The Christmas celebrations started early on November 1 at Boys Town with the Christmas Seals and Stamps show at the Leon Myers Stamp Center. This exhibition which features Christmas-themed stamps from all over the world will continue until December 31. The Christmas tree lighting took place on December 4. The Irish Christmas at Father Flanagan’s House will take place form December 5-11, it will feature traditional Irish ornaments and decorations.
Three historic crèche displays, or nativity scenes, will be displayed throughout Boys Town until January 14, 2012. And on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day there will be religions services at the Dowd and Chambers chapels.
Boys Town is still as important as it was to the city of Omaha, even though it is now a village in its own right. It helps those families that need treatment to become whole again. Boys Town has a lot of corporate support country-wide; their hotline numbers been printed on pizza boxes thanks to Godfather’s Pizza. In addition, the organization uses Boys Town in their advertising which may include flyer printing to spread the word of the great asset they are to Omaha and the rest of the country.