Rockwell Festival of Trees is Friday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 3, 2009

By Kathy Chaffin

Salisbury Post

ROCKWELL — The opening for this town’s sixth annual Festival of Trees is set for Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Twelve Christmas trees have been decorated for the exhibit in the Historic Rockwell Museum, located in the downtown square. The trees were decorated by area churches, civic clubs, organizations, a second-grade class and preschool and one individual, according to Ann Teague, vice president of the museum.

Santa Claus will be at the opening Friday along with the brass ensemble from the East Rowan High School Band. As part of the festivities, the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree will be at 7 p.m., and refreshments will be served.

Teague said the opening promotes the museum and downtown Rockwell and provides a night of fellowship for the town. “It gets people out together at Christmas,” she said.

After Friday, the Festival of Trees exhibit will be open Monday through Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. through the 17th. Sunday hours are 2 to 4 p.m.

The following decorated trees for this year’s exhibit: Rockwell United Methodist Church, St. James Lutheran Church, Ursinus United Church of Christ, Ministries of Living Waters, Rockwell AMVETS, Rockwell American Legion Post Auxiliary, Rockwell Eastern Star, Rockwell Lion’s Club, Rockwell Civitans, Kim Sheeks’ second-grade class at Morgan Elementary School, the Christiana Lutheran Church Preschool and Jean Puckett, president of the Historic Rockwell Museum.

For more information on the Festival of Trees, call 704-279-4979.

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