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Spirit Lives in Lake Project When 10 year-old year-old year-old BOBBY GREER HILLBACK told hi parent.. MR. and MRS. GEORGE A, HILLBACK, that a floating Christmas tree in Lake Merritt would be a "swell idea" they laughed. But they have seen the dream grow into an actuality, after visiting the shores of Lake Merritt. Bobby died last June, and the idea was made public shortly after. It met with approval, and the project was ,trtfd. TRIBUNE photo. 1 V wiv J" ' ..Mii.i ii inn uiniiis " wim i "-saj "-saj "-saj juinvw. je- je- rvrr?KLg " mm'smmm-jmwwm mm'smmm-jmwwm mm'smmm-jmwwm f" ' l-rr l-rr l-rr I1 1 - i I Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hill-t Hill-t Hill-t back today are assured that the dream of their 10-year-old 10-year-old 10-year-old 10-year-old 10-year-old son, Hobby, now dead. Is nearlng actuality. actuality. Bobbv dreamed of a huge Illum inated Christmas tree floating like a tower of Jewels in the middle of Lake Merritt. He dreamed that thore might be lights, and music, and color to cheer thousands dur ing the holidays. Tod y Ills parents know thut his dream, which has since become become a public project, lias materialized. materialized. Thoy have seen tho tree, they have seen the timbers timbers and the oil drums which form the float. They have also seen loudspeakers and cables which will form the remote control control broailasting system. Practically all of tho necessary equipment for actual construction is already on tne acene. pour huge reproducing loud-speakers, loud-speakers, loud-speakers, the power lines, and material to complete the float are- are- there; and arrangements ara complete for providing ancnors, aecurauuim .iiu lights. The float stands on the ways, ready for word that the decoration is .complete before it la launched for the season. Meanwhile Oakland Rotary club Kna nnntrlhiifod ft9K t r mnkn HO the necessary $1000 labor fund, according to general chairman William William P. St. Sure. Thus the gap between the present sum and the . Ann niat.plnMv n, r. rowed, but still the fund has not reached expectation at mis aate, bi. sure says. At present there la $768 In the fund, to pay fo labor and other - necessary Items unprocurable, unprocurable, In any other way than by cash payment. New

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 10 Dec 1929, Tue,
  3. Page 51

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