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BCHS to present Christmas Tree Forest at McClanahan House
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The Bee County Historical Society is once again sponsoring the annual Christmas Tree Forest this 2012 Christmas season. The event, a once-great tradition held in the old Bee County library, is being revived and was an overwhelming success last year.

All Bee County businesses, clubs, organizations, churches, schools and individuals are invited to provide a decorated tree for display. The trees will be displayed throughout the McClanahan House, 204 E. Corpus Christi St. in Beeville.

The McClanahan House will be open for groups to decorate their tree from Nov. 16-30. All trees must be in place by Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. Only artificial trees will be allowed. Trees may be decorated on site or brought already decorated. Public viewing will be from Dec. 1-16.

“There will be no admission charge to visit the forest, but we do ask that visitors make a donation of non-perishable food items that can be given to The Vineyard,” said Shirley O’Neil, president of the Bee County Historical Society.

The Bee County Historical Society reserves the right to refuse any Christmas tree it deems inappropriately decorated. Remember, all trees will be viewed by children and adults.

“This year’s theme is ‘Christmas: Past, Present and Future.’ We hope everyone will participate in this event.” O’Neil said.

For more information or an application, call Shirley O’Neil at 361-343-3119.

The Bee County Historical Society will meet Monday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the McClanahan House to discuss plans for the Christmas Tree Forest as well as the program to be presented Nov. 27th at the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library. The public is invited to this meeting. They are always looking for people interested in becoming members, volunteers or docents.

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