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Voting for FHN Community Festival of Trees People's Choice Winner Ends Sunday, Dec. 16


Though the FHN Community Festival of Trees continues at the Freeport Public Library through Dec. 28, voting ends Sunday, Dec. 16 for the People's Choice Award. The People's Choice winner will receive $500.

This year's FHN Festival of Trees theme is taken from Aesop's The Lion and the Mouse – No act of kindness, however, small, is ever wasted. People's Choice voters can choose their favorite from amongst the 24 trees entered in this year's Community Festival of Trees. Organizations including schools, churches, service groups and clubs from across the area participate in the Community Festival of Trees, decorating a tree to compete for cash prizes awarded by a panel of judges and the public. The Freeport Public Library is located in downtown Freeport at 100 E. Douglas Street.

The top vote-getter for People's Choice will take home $500. The second-place award for People's Choice is $200 and the third-place People's Choice award is $100. Ballots are available at the library and votes will only be taken through the end of the library's operating hours (1 – 4 p.m.) on Sunday, Dec. 16.

A formal panel of judges will award three prizes, as well: First prize is $500, second prize is $300 and third prize is $150.

The Community Festival of Trees will be on display at the library through Friday, Dec. 28. For more information on the Community Festival of Trees or any of the FHN Festival of Trees events, visit