Idabel, OK (December 19, 2017)— The festival is a yearly celebration of community involvement and Christmas spirit. Businesses, nonprofits, and other groups are encouraged to submit a tree to the festival. Entries are judged for their creativity and overall aesthetics. Christina Eastep, Acting Head of Programs, said, “our goal is to highlight the wonderful organizations that serve McCurtain County.” Local organizations—especially small businesses—also play a key role in the Museum’s continued success. Their support allows thousands of people to visit the Museum for free each year.
Festival of Trees entries are divided into four categories. The winners for each category are as follows: Business, D & M Chipping/Mark Jennings; Civic Group, Kidz Kottage Child Advocacy Center; School Group, Idabel High School Leo Club; People’s Choice, Flooring Outfitters/Routh Construction. Each winner will receive a place of honor on a plaque in the Museum.