There are two good reasons to visit Dixon's 4th Annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. The first, of course, is to see the 35 Christmas trees, beautifully decorated by local people and organizations, and up for silent auction. The proceeds go to help Dixon Family Services and other organizations helping children. Visitors also can vote for their favorite tree.
The second reason is to see the interior of the former Veterans' Hall, which has been completely re-done by the Fannings. What was once a dull, drab interior is now tastefully designed, inviting and full of light.
Here are photos of both.
Today, Saturday, Dec. 1, the Festival of Trees (at the old Veteran's Hall, 231 North First St. in Dixon) is open to everyone from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (An earlier breakfast with Santa has completed.) The Dixon Music Studio will perform there at 2 p.m. and Dixon Dance Performances will perform at 7 p.m.
On the following day, Sunday, the hall with all the trees will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for enjoyment and bidding, with music by Suzanne Lorente.
A nice way to start the Holiday Season.