Keep Johnston County Beautiful, Inc. (KJCB)
is planning its Tenth Annual Festival of
Trees – a display of live, NC-grown, premium
grade Christmas Trees decorated in various
themes appropriate for the Christmas Season.
This is our “Gift to the County” during the
week of December 05 through
December 14, 2013 at the Johnston Medical
Mall in Smithfield. There is no admission
charge so families can enjoy a festive
experience as the Christmas Season begins.
All donations are tax deductible.
Deadline for entries is November 1, 2013.
HOW IT ALL HAPPENS
Keep Johnston County Beautiful will
purchase and deliver the trees to the
Johnston Medical Mall in Smithfield. They
will be placed in stands and arranged in
alphabetical order. You, as a tree sponsor,
can decorate your tree, have someone do it
for you, or we will recruit a group to
decorate it for you. Each sponsored
Christmas tree will be identified by sponsor
name (unless you request anonymity), level
of sponsorship, decorator name and title or
theme of the tree. The Festival of Trees is
open to the public during Johnston Medical
Mall operating hours. Entertainment groups
such as school choruses, choirs, soloists,
groups, bell ringers, instrumentalists, etc.
are scheduled to perform at various times
throughout the week.
LAST YEAR’S RECORD SUCCESS
At the 2012 Festival of Trees, there
were 50 decorated trees and almost 14,000
people were tallied to have walked in during
the Festival’s operating hours. Over
seventy (70) entertainment features
including children’s choruses, church
choirs, soloists, school bands, groups and
others performed throughout the week.
More than 100 volunteers served on the
Festival of Trees’ committees. The public
feedback and support has been gratifying
which inspires us to continue this splendid
The purpose of this project is to raise
funds to enhance the work of Keep Johnston
County Beautiful, Inc, a non-profit
organization founded in 1978. Our major
project is the publication of the Johnston
County Historical Architectural Survey, a
book which is a compilation of approximately
500 pages of historical properties in the
county. Some of our other projects include
the installation of recycle bins and trash
bins along the Buffalo Creek Greenway and
community park, litter awareness campaigns
(Litter Patrol Violation cards), the Youth
Environmental Poster Contest, natural area
protection such as Flower Hill and public
education to help make Johnston County a
better place to live and work.
The Festival of Trees provides an
opportunity for creative expression and an
exciting event for families and friends
during the holiday season. We invite you to
be a part of this event. There will be only
50 trees available for sponsorship. Your
early response will help us with follow-up
details. We look forward to hearing from
you soon. We have pdf forms posted on this
website for your convenience.
Tree Sponsor form,