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Annual Festival of Trees kicks off Saturday
, Courier Staff Writer
Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:00 AM
Holiday trees of differing shapes, sizes and decorations will adorn the lodge at the General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Ky., throughout the holidays.
Area schools, churches, businesses and organizations decorated nearly 15 trees that will be located in the Lodge Mezzanine, the park's programs supervisor Tanya Supplee said. None of the groups were given specific themes for the trees.
"Everyone does their own thing," Supplee said.
Still, the trees aren't tiny tabletop trees.
"They do vary in size," Supplee said, but most of the 15 trees on display are more than 6-foot tall.
The Festival of Trees kicks off Dec. 1 with special holiday activities at the Butler Lodge. Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Buffet and menu items will be available for purchase.
A pottery workshop and caricature photos will be available from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the lodge. The events are free to attend. Local artists will be on hand to offer gift ideas and sell wares, and the gift shop will open for holiday shopping as well.
Music by David Stahl and Freddie Helm will begin at 7 p.m. for a holiday concert during Saturday's events.
The Christmas trees will be on display during the special activities and will remain on display throughout the holiday season.
The public is welcome to visit the lodge at any time to view the display, Supplee said. The lodge is open most days throughout December, but the lodge will close after lunch Dec. 22 and reopen for dinner on Dec. 26.
Supplee said the event has been going on for many years during the holiday season to add a festive atmosphere to the other decorations throughout the lodge.
"It's been going on for quite a while," Supplee said. "It's just been a tradition."
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