The second Festival of Trees is open at the Savanna Museum & Cultural Center, 406 Main St., Savanna, with 51 decorated trees. A variety of sponsors, including businesses, nursing home residents, scouts, banks, businesses, 4-H and service clubs, a church, gift shops, hair salons and individuals contributed to the event. Sponsors supplied their own trees and imagination to make each tree one of a kind.
The festival includes a trees made from barbed wire, an elegant crystal wedding tree and a tree of hand-painted gourds. A poignant favorite was done by nursing home residents who strung purple beaded decorations and dedicated their tree to a cure for Alzheimer’s.
The festival is a project of the Savanna Historical Society and includes 60 raffles to raise funds for an elevator and renovations to the historical museum. Prizes include a handmade porcelain doll, fishing rod and sightseeing boat trip on the Mississippi River.
The festival runs through Dec. 9. Hours are 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Santa visits from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.