WISHING TREE INTIATIVE

WISHING TREE INITIATIVE

October 1-31, 2019 | #hillsborowishes | #hillsborodeseos

The Hillsboro Wishing Tree, is a weeping elm at the northeast corner of Main Street and 2nd Avenue in Downtown. But it’s more than just a tree, it is a place of unity where community comes together to share wishes and hopes for the future. It is both a community building activity and an artistic demonstration during the month of October (Hillsboro Arts Month).

A group of Downtown volunteers are bringing an international tradition to Downtown Hillsboro and giving it a Hillsboro spin that will bring community together. This initiative is a spinoff of the Hillsboro Downtown Together Steering Committee, a collaboration of organizations, businesses, and individuals who share a passion for making Downtown Hillsboro a better place.

WISHING EVENTS

This initiative has inspired other community members to come forward and offer programs and activities to complement the Wishing Tree. 

WISHING TREE LAUNCH
October 1 | 6:00-8:00 pm
NE corner of 2nd Avenue and Main Street
No registration required

DAZZLE YOUR TAG!
October 1 | 5:00-8:00 pm
Primrose & Tumbleweeds, 248 E Main Street
More info

WATERCOLOR WISHES
October 1 | 5:00-8:00 pm
Piccolo Mondo Toys, 263 E Main Street
No registration required

WHITE BIRCH WISHES
October 1 | 5:00-8:00 pm
White Birch Design Co., 207 E Main Street
No registration required

WISHING TREE INKTOBER CHALLANGE
Throughout the month
ColoursArt, 270 E Main Street
More info

DAZZLE YOUR TAG!
October 5 | 3:00-5:00 pm
Primrose & Tumbleweeds, 248 E Main Street
More info

WALK ALL OVER HILLSBORO WITH AGECELEBRATION
October 7 | 9:00-10:00 am
Meet at Wishing Tree, 2nd & Main
No registration required

FALLING LEAVES WITH MISS JOY
October 12 | 2:00-3:00 pm
Perks of Art, 384 E Main Street
More info

DAZZLE YOUR TAG!
October 12 | 3:00-5:00 pm
Primrose & Tumbleweeds, 248 E Main Street
More info

STORY TIME: THE GIVING TREE
October 15 | 3:30-4:30 pm
Piccolo Mondo Toys, 263 E Main Street
No registration required

INGITE CANDLE WISHES
October 16 | 5:00-7:00 pm
White Birch Design Co., 207 E Main Street
More info coming

BLUEGRASS WISHES
October 16 | 6:00 pm-close
Pizzario, 337 E Main Street
No registration required

READ ALOUD BOOK CLUB
October 22 | 11:00 am-noon
At Wishing Tree, 2nd & Main
No registration required

WISHES & WINE COSTUME PARTY
October 24 | 6:00 pm-close
D’Anu Wines, 173 NE 3rd Avenue
No registration required

DAZZLE YOUR TAG!
October 26 | 3:00-5:00 pm
Primrose & Tumbleweeds, 248 E Main Street
More info

SHAREABLE IMAGES

We can’t wait to see the community spirit that comes through this initiative, and that’s why we are encouraging you to post your images that are about the Wishing Tree using #hillsborowishes or #hillsborodeseos. We’ve also included these sharable images below that you can post right to your feed with your own special note. 

TAG locationS

Visit the Wishing Tree or one of the business below to find blank tags, just waiting for your wishes.

BREAKING INK
158 NE 2nd Avenue

WILSON’S BAR & GRILL
134 NE 2nd Avenue

BALANCE FITNESS
115 SE 2nd Avenue

STUDY OF SWEETS
159 SE 2nd Avenue

THE SIGN CO.
176 NE 3rd Avenue

D’ANU WINE BAR
173 NE 3rd Avenue

DECADENT CREATIONS
171 NE 3rd Avenue

WASHINGTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS
140 NE 3rd Avenue

STATE FARM INSURANCE
142 NE 3rd Avenue

SNIDER’S ANTIQUE MALL
127 NE 3rd Avenue

SEQUOIA GALLERY
136 SE 3rd Avenue

FARMERS INSURANCE
149 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 800

ARCADE BOOK EXCHANGE
136 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 300

NAN’S ON THIRD
125 SE 3rd Avenue

HILL FLORIST & GIFTS
111 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite A

AMELIA’S
105 NE 4th Avenue

ALLIED CHIROPRACTIC
156 SE 4th Avenue 

HILLSBORO DANCE CENTER
210 SE 4th Avenue 

BATTERY X-CHANGE
311 SE Baseline Street 

WHITE BIRCH DESIGN CO.
207 E Main Street

BIRCH BOUTIQUE
211 E Main Street

LE’STUFF ANTIQUE MALL
234 E Main Street

PARADISE CORAL
229 E Main Street

CBD HEMP STORE
230 E Main Street, Suite A

CATHERINE BEDE GALLERY
230 E Main Street, Suite D

CANOS JEWELRY
230 E Main Street, Suite E

WEICHERT REALTORS
231 E Main Street

LE’STUFF ANTIQUE MALL
234 E Main Street

PLAYER’S ZONE
235 E Main Street

CRYSTAL HEART BOOKS
247 E Main Street

PRIMROSE & TUMBLEWEEDS
248 E Main Street

GIMRE’S SHOES
256 E Main Street

PICCOLO MONDO TOYS
263 E Main Street

CRYSTAL HEART BOUTIQUES
269 E Main Street

CLARK’S BISTRO & PUB
264 E Main Street

COLOURSART
280 E Main Street

ABU RASHEED
315 E Main Street

PHOENIX GROUP REAL ESTATE
315 E Main Street, Suite 200

INSOMNIA COFFEE CO.
317 E Main Street

MIR MUSIC
331 E Main Street

PIZZARIO
337 E Main Street

HILLSBORO HOBBY SHOP
345 E Main Street

THE VAULT THEATER
350 E Main Street

BRUCE’S BARBERSHOP
355 E Main Street

CENTRO DE PROSPERIDAD
400 E Main Street, Suite 110

HILLSBORO BAR AND GRILL
359 E Main Street

PERKS OF ART
384 E Main Street

Other DETAILS

INVITING FRIENDS: We’ve created an event on Facebook so that you can invite your friends to participate. Share the word and the hope!

PARKING: There is plenty of street parking Downtown after the workforce goes home for the evening. A sure bet, is one of the City lots off of 2nd Avenue. They are located:

  • At the SE corner of SE 2nd Avenue and SE Washington Street.
  • On the south side of the Hillsboro Civic Center, on SE Washington Street between SE 1st and 2nd Avenues.
  • On the west side of NE 2nd Avenue, mid-block between NE Lincoln and Jackson Streets.

AFTER OCTOBER: When October is over, the wishes will be respectfully removed and given a second life of some sort. Please follow #downtownhillsboro on social media or watch for updates to see where all our wishes will end up next.

BUSINESS PARTICIPATION: Many Downtown businesses have eagerly signed on to be part of this community initiative, as you can see from the list above. If you are a business and would like to support the event, please email info@downtownhillsboro.org. Here are some materials with more details and to download and share the initiative on social media.

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