Weatherford Democrat

October 15, 2013

Call for 2013 Fantasy Forest Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and Silent Auction entries

Weatherford Democrat

— Attention all local clubs and organizations, it is time to submit your entry for the annual friendly holiday rivalry of the Fantasy Forest Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and Silent Auction.

To register, call 817-598-4124, stop by 119 Palo Pinto St. at the Recreation Office, or visit to download a form.

All clubs and organizations may register through Wednesday, Oct. 30. Setup and decorating is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2. Entries will be on display at City Hall beginning Monday, Nov. 4, until Monday, Dec. 2.

Each entry submitted will need to focus on a specific theme and is responsible for supplying all of the necessary items for decorating. This year there will be two divisions: Standard Division (limited to first 15 entries) for trees 60-108 inches tall; and Table Top Division (limited to first eight entries) for trees 24-36 inches. Each division will be voted separately in the People’s Choice contest. Clubs and organizations will receive all monies bid on their tree. The prizes for People’s Choice winners are: Standard Division-$200; Table Top Division-$150.

The general public may bid on each entry and also vote for their favorite tree for the People’s Choice winner. Silent auction bids will close at noon on Dec. 4. Winning bidders and the People’s Choice winner will be contacted on Thursday, Dec. 5, and trees can be collected at that time.