McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Emily Milligan, center, tries to decide the Christmas tree for which she would enter her raffle ticket Sunday while looking at all the trees with her mother, Amelia, who is holding Milligan’s brother, James, and father Patrick, right. They are at McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris, where a record crowd turned out Sunday to the annual Festival of Trees that was held for the first time at its new location. By midmorning, organizers had to send someone to get more hot chocolate and whipped cream because they did not expect so many visitors. The free event, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, sold raffle tickets for dozens of trees on display at the barn decorated with donated items from area businesses and groups. Visitors over the weekend dropped their raffle tickets into boxes next to their favorites trees, with a Sunday afternoon drawing to determine the winners. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Emily Milligan, center, tries to decide the Christmas tree for which she would enter her raffle ticket Sunday while looking at all the trees with her mother, Amelia, who is holding Milligan’s brother, James, and father Patrick, right. They are at McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris, where a record crowd turned out Sunday to the annual Festival of Trees that was held for the first time at its new location. By midmorning, organizers had to send someone to get more hot chocolate and whipped cream because they did not expect so many visitors. The free event, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, sold raffle tickets for dozens of trees on display at the barn decorated with donated items from area businesses and groups. Visitors over the weekend dropped their raffle tickets into boxes next to their favorites trees, with a Sunday afternoon drawing to determine the winners. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in Paris was a busy place Sunday during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal


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