Weymouth’s Festival of Trees

Keith Maryanovich kmaryanovich@digbycourier.ca
Published on November 26, 2012

Two floors of creative and beautiful trees greeted visitors to the Sissiboo Landing for the annual Weymouth Festival of Trees.

Each of the 29 trees features a unique topic and style.

The trees ranged from the comical, “Don’t Be a Grinch” tree, featuring a life size Mr. Grinch, head stuck in the tree and pilfering gifts and decorations, to the organic “Nature’s Own” tree, featuring real fruits and preserved flowers as decorations.

A nostalgic tree, appropriately entitled “The Christmas of Yesteryear”, created by Stitch and Study, hung actual Christmas cards from the 1920’s. These uniquely styled cards were found by chance in the attic of Charles and Mini Amero just a few weeks ago.

The Fire tree sponsored by the Weymouth Fire Department, hosted fire department regalia with two replica ladder fire trucks at its base.

The tree, “Recycled Snow Flakes”, featured snowflake ornaments of used faucet taps spray-painted in silver and gold. The functional “Food Tree” of the Lions Club was a tiered shelf of canned goods ready for use by those in need.

Each entry, crafted by a group, family, or business, was decorated over a one week period at reserved times at the beautiful Sissiboo Landing building. A Wine and Cheese on the opening night of the contest and a silent auction, along with entry fees and ballot fees, raised a total of $2,783 for the Landing.

Heather and Jenna Melanson’s “Don't be a Grinch” won the people’s choice award.

Second place was “4-H is Coming to Town” and the Gingerbread House winner was Charlie Brown Christmas by Chez Jean.

The trees can be viewed all holiday season up until Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Sissiboo Landing in Weymouth. Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Historical building will close the event.