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Festival of Trees on tap in Ticonderoga

Hancock House to host Dec. 9 celebration

Mary Lou Greenough’s Christmas decorations were an attraction at last year’s Festival of Trees.The 22nd annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hancock House at Moses Circle in Ticonderoga.

Mary Lou Greenough’s Christmas decorations were an attraction at last year’s Festival of Trees.The 22nd annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hancock House at Moses Circle in Ticonderoga.

— The 22nd annual Festival of Trees promises to fill the Hancock House with holiday spirit.

Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, the event will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hancock House at Moses Circle in Ticonderoga.

“Join us for an afternoon with your neighbors and friends and enjoy touring the splendor of the building’s various floors of trees and decorations,” said Beth Iuliano of the historical society. “It’s a Christmas wonderland of delight and is sure to lift your spirits for the holiday season. Do take a minute for yourself for enjoyment and relaxation and join us for an afternoon of Christmas memories. We wish everyone a very happy holiday.”

The Festival of Trees features trees decorated by the society and local businesses, organizations, families and individuals. All the trees are on display in the Hancock House, home to the historical society. The event is free to the public and refreshments will be served.

“We’re inviting the public to gather together,” said Chris Smith of the historical society. “This is the society’s yearly thank you gift to the community. Each year the Ticonderoga Historical Society decorates all the nicks and crannies of the Hancock House, top to bottom, creating a magical environment for Christmas, with the month long event highlight being the Festival of Trees.”

Santa will attend to meet children and the young-at-heart.

Iuliano will provide refreshments with a help from fellow board members.

The society’s Olde Post Office Gift Shop with historical maps and pictures, books, jewelry, Staffordshire china and more will be open.

The society’s annual 50/50 winner will be picked at the festival and there will be a basket raffle.

Ti Arts will have its store open and decorated with items available for sale.

For more information contact Robin Trudeau at the Ticonderoga Historical Society, 6 Moses Circle, phone 585-7868 or email tihistory@verizon.net.

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