Festival of Trees starts December 1
by Hawkins Teague
Nov 21, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As the holiday season begins, Christmas events pile up. But when the Christmas parade takes place downtown on Dec. 1, attendees would be missing out if they didn’t take the time to stop by the Janice Mason Art Museum’s annual Festival of Trees.

JMAM administrator Paula Lisowsky said that the event is one of the museum’s best-attended openings all year. It is comprised many different Christmas trees, which are put up by a variety of local civic groups, clubs, businesses and other organizations. The trees all have their own unique decorations, often having a theme that corresponds with the group that placed it. She said there are usually between 20 and 30 trees on display. The museum will be closed on Thanksgiving week for the decorating.

On the same night, there will also be a gingerbread house contest and prizes will be given for children and adults. At the opening reception, the Trigg County Extension Homemakers clubs will be furnishing refreshments. Lisowsky said that many of the members bring food they made themselves.

“There are always humongous quantities of everything you can imagine,” Lisowsky said.

People who attend the reception will also have the chance to write their names on a sheet for a Christmas ornament silent auction to raise extra money for the museum. Each ornament is currently hanging on a tree in the lobby and was handcrafted.

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