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Festival of Trees planned
Festival of Trees

No, Halloween has not made it here yet, but starting early is always a good thing. Giving businesses, churches and civic organizations plenty of time to pre-plan and prepare for this year’s event, the date for the third annual Festival of Trees has been announced.

Make plans to attend this yule-tide gathering on Monday, December 5, 2022 from 4-8:30 p.m. at the DeKalb County Complex. In addition to the remarkable trees, cookies and punch will be served.

In a world of darkness, beautifully lit and decorated trees will adorn the hallway and cafeteria of the complex for on-lookers to enjoy. But, the actually purpose of the event is to raise toys for under-resourced children. Lighthouse Christian Camp will again receive the donated toys just in time for one of their annual Christmas parties for the children. Last year the event raised over 778 gifts for the non-profit organization.

Along with helping to make children’s Christmas better, the efforts of those putting up the trees do not go unnoticed. Visitors will vote in several categories such as Prettiest Tee, The Tree You Want in Your Livingroom, The Most Unique Tree, Best Themed Tree, Most Touching Tree and Most Traditional Tree. The tree that collects the most toys will be named Tree of the Year. Outreach Baptist Church has claimed the top honor the last two years.

If your business, brick and mortar or home-based, church or civic organization would like to be part of the wonderful Christmas tradition, please email to be added to the participation list.