December 2, 2019
By: Dwayne Page
The 2nd Annual Festival of Trees opened to a packed house Monday night at the county complex for the unveiling of an impressive collection of uniquely decorated Christmas trees.
The festival has quickly become a local holiday favorite and serves as a charity venue for a non-profit group. This year the Lighthouse Christian Camp’s Outreach Christmas Program which serves more than 500 children will benefit from the festival.
The trees will remain on display throughout the week and visitors to the complex are urged to vote for their favorites in several categories and place gifts under the tree they like the best. The one with the most gifts under it by the end of the week will be designated “Tree of the Year”.
Other categories are “Best Christmas Spirit”, “Most Unique”, “Best Overall Theme”, “Prettiest Tree”, “Most Touching Theme”, and “the tree I want in my living room”.
All gifts collected will be donated to the Lighthouse Christian Camp Outreach Christmas Program.
Monday night’s event also featured FREE pictures with Santa on the North Pole Stage, refreshments, and the Christmas Shopping Court where vendor booths displayed delightful Christmas gift ideas for sale.