Idabel, OK (December 14, 2018)— Idabel Rotary Club's submission to the 2019 Festival of Trees sponsored by the Museum of the Red River, was selected "Best Tree" in the "Civic and Social Clubs" category.  Decorations included Rotary banners from clubs around the world. Other categories in the annual competition include businesses, school groups, and non-profits. Judges are chosen from each of the categories but are not associated with organizations who have entered a tree. There is also a "Peoples Choice" award from popular voting.




On Friday, the Museum of the Red River revealed the winners of its annual Festival of Trees contest. The competition is a celebration of community involvement and Christmas spirit. Submissions were judged on their creativity, aesthetic qualities and how well they represented their organization. The winners of this year’s festival are as follows: Kidz Kottage Child Advocacy Center (Overall Winner), Idabel Walmart (Business), Idabel Special Olympics Team (School), Rotary Club of Idabel (Civic Group) and Judy’s Wholesale Furniture (People’s Choice).

All submissions will be on display through January 2, 2019. The Museum’s other exhibits include Recent Acquisitions—highlights from the 650+ objects received within the past year—and Ceramic Traditions: West Africa. Admission is free. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm. (In 2019, the Museum’s Sunday hours will change to 10 am to 3 pm.) The Museum will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.