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Festival of Trees Set for December 6
Festival of Trees

The third Festival of Trees is set for December 6, 2021 at the DeKalb Community Complex. This year’s event is brought to you by the Smithville Review.

“We are honored to be able to continue this tradition,” said General Manager Angie Meadows. “Josh Issac’s vision in 2018 took on life of its own. He set a meager goal of 21 trees that year and finished with over 40. We hope the community will continue to rally around this event.”

The festival will kick off on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 5-9. It is a free event, but you are asked to bring a new toy and place under the tree that you would like to win “Tree of the Year.”

We are looking for businesses, churches and organizations to be part of this wonder way of giving back and showing children that Christmas is about giving.

All toys will go to Lighthouse Christian Camp’s Outreach Program which serves more than 500 children.

“Our first Christmas party is for the girls on December 4, 2021, so this is perfect to replenish our toys for the next party on Dec. 11,” said Light House Christian’s Michael Kilgore.

“Santa and his elf will be there for free photos,” added Meadows. 

To enter a tree, contact Angie at, or Complex Director James Hendrixson at 615-597-2121.