Stockton's Parade of Christmas trees was orchestrated by the Stockton Area Arts Council and the Stockton Public Library. Different groups in the community - youth groups, school organizations and churches - decorated Christmas trees. People can view the trees in the upper level of the library during regular library hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 10:00 - 7:00PM, Wednesday, & Friday 10:00 - 5:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00 PM. Trees will remain up f0r viewing until January 2nd, 2006. Those viewing the trees are asked to vote for their favorites, choosing one from the adult category and one from the youth category. You will see everything from the Red Hats with their unique colors, United Methodist Church with rose theme, to santas made from light bulbs, pink flamingos, to colored eggs and chickens as in the one made by the Storytime group that went along with a book they read "Chicken Tricks" about the chickens taking a break from laying regular white eggs and making fake eggs all year, then the farmer had saved their fake eggs and decorated a Christmas Tree. This year we had 28 trees with a variety of themes and each and everyone is unique and has made this yet another great year.
We also have a giving tree with the names of children in the community that you can take a name off of the tree and purchase a gift and take it to the Health Office and then those children will have a Merry Christmas also.