The entry fee to view the trees was a non-perishable item that will in turn be donated to the local food bank, The Beeville Vineyard. The turnout and donations were tremendous.
The trees were judged by the public at $1 per vote. The tree that garnered the most money won a ribbon. Awards handed out for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place. All the trees were winners, but the public made their choices. The winning trees are as follows:
1st place: Bits & Pieces Quilting of Beeville Texas - Submitted by Leann Carabajal
2nd place: Beeville Art Museum of Beeville - Submitted by The Beeville Art Museum
3rd place: Coastal Bend College Robotics Program - Submitted by the CBC Robotics Department
4th place: Park Hotel & Antiques of Tuleta, Texas - USA Theme - Submitted by Elizabeth Villines
5th place: Park Hotel & Antiques of Tuleta - Texas Theme - Submitted by Elizabeth Villines
The Bee County Historical Society raised $303 with all the votes for the trees; the funds help to maintain the Historic McClanahan House. The society is supported with donations from the public. The members are appreciative for the support they’ve received during these hard economic times.