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Photos from Saturday's Dixon Festival of Trees

Check out the completely re-done interior of the old Veteran's Hall

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.  

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Gary Erwin December 01, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Wow what a make over on the Old Veteran's Hall. The place looks great!
Debra Dingman December 02, 2012 at 05:36 PM
YOu absolutely must come see, Gary! It is the most fantasticre-creation of an old building ever next to the Linde Lane Tea Room's grandiosa! Kiwanis could not have had a better setting for our beautiful trees. Thanks, Bill for adding the shots. You were able to capture the 'wow!' affect that we know people get the second they walk in the door!! Free admission folks--and free fresh-baked cookies, too!
Gary Erwin December 02, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Debra, I will come down and check it out. Seems like a nice setting for a Company Holiday Party. All of the decorating is done....
Debra Dingman December 05, 2012 at 04:50 AM
It was our best event yet! The winner of the People's Choice Award went to First Northern Bank's tree, 'Candyliscious Christmas,' decorated by Mei Lin Hanna and Liz, Rina, Sarina, Delaney, and Ross Fuller. (All the ornaments were made from candy!) I'll post photos on our Dixon Kiwanis Facebook page hopefully by tomorrow. Thank you Dixon!!
Life's Too Short by Debra Dingman December 21, 2012 at 05:55 AM
Actually the 'Candyliscious Christmas Tree' was sponsored by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home and it won the 'People's Choice Award' while the tree sponsored by First Northern Bank won the 'Top Earner Aawrd.' That tree was called 'Quilter's Greetings' and was decorated by the Maine Prairie Quilteres. Both, were so unique and so pretty!!

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