Over the past several years, Lack’s Furniture Store had a display of decorated Christmas trees in their store during the season, but Lack’s in Beeville is no more.
“This is an event the Historical Society has talked about for some years, and now is the time to re-establish this tradition. Michelle Wright with Main Street Program is helping get this project off the ground, and the Bee County Chamber of Commerce is sending out notices of this event to all chamber members,” said Shirley O’Neil, president of the Bee County Historical Society.
This year’s theme is “A Winter Wonderland.” All Beeville and 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, located at 204 E. Corpus Christi St. in Beeville. The McClanahan House will be open for groups to decorate their trees from Nov. 14-28. All trees must be in place by Nov. 28, at 4 p.m. Only artificial trees will be allowed this first year. Trees may be decorated on site or brought already decorated. Public viewing will be from Dec. 1-18.
“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,” O’Neil added.
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.
“We hope everyone will participate in this event. I have seen this very setup in the Yoakum museum, which is a large house such as the McClanahan House, and it is spectacular,” O’Neil noted.
For more information and an application, call Shirley O’Neil at 343-3119.