DECEMBER 8, 2015
‘Festival of Trees’ contest brings out the best…
Louisa, KY — Last year, Lawrence County Public Library Director, Carlie Hillman, started a new Christmas event at the library that correlated with the world of books. ‘Festival of Trees’ is an event in which students from area schools decorate a table top tree in the theme of a book they have read. The festival, which will be a yearly event, is taking place now, and people may come by the library to vote, and/or bid on a tree.
The event was a big hit last year and brought many folks into the library to view the beautiful and creative trees. The festival of trees is actually a fundraiser. People cast their vote for their favorite tree, and then the trees are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Money raised goes to the class who decorated the tree.
This year some of the booked themed trees included Alice in Wonderland, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Animal Farm, How the Grinch stole Christmas, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Little House in the Big Woods, and several more.
Thursday evening, December 3rd, the library was open late to showcase the festival. Children were invited to participate in a craft and to visit Elsa, a character from the ‘Frozen’ movie.
Local resident, Danielle Lyman Adkins, and author of ‘The Little Lamb’s Gift,’ a children’s book, was present to sign hand out her books.
The Festival of Trees combines reading with art, and raises money for local schools, while students are learning and having fun in the process.
State Representative, Jill York, visited the library before making an appearance in the Louisa Christmas parade. “I’m happy to be here in Louisa for all the Christmas festivities, and these trees are beautiful” she said, encouraging everyone to come out and see for themselves, and support a good cause.
Hillman invited everyone to stop by and vote or bid on the trees.
Visit the Lawrence County Library and see many more beautiful Christmas Trees!