The Methodist Church in Laurens is overflowing with Christmas trees! A call was put out last month to all those interested in displaying their creativity at the Festival of Trees this year. The response was tremendous and there are over 70 uniquely decorated trees showing Laurens' Christmas spirit.
"It seems that since the first Festival of Trees in 2000, we think there is no way Laurens residents can top the creativity of the trees on display that year. But every year there are more unique ideas than the year before, said Glenda Mulder." A stroll around the Fellowship Hall offers trees with themes from all aspects of our lives. There are trees with an agriculture theme, tributes to favorite sports teams, patriotic trees and old fashioned trees. There are some trees with food themes - a chocolate tree, a spicy tree, an apple tree and a canning tree - there's even a Girl Scout Tree on which the girls hung their representation of Girl Scout cookies. Of course there are traditional trees and trees devoted to the real meaning of Christmas. At times the creator of the tree is obvious at a glance, other times a peek at the title is necessary to help figure this out.
There are so many beautiful trees, you'll just have to come see for yourself! The Festival of Trees is open to the public each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December from 12 to 7 p.m. Free will donations are accepted to defray costs. So if you're already in the Christmas Spirit or if you need some inspiration, don't miss the Festival of Trees this year.