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Oak Crest hosts Tree Walk

Published: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center will host its annual Christmas tree walk and open house on Dec. 8. Volunteers Carolyn Haber, Pat Woods and Judy Lawrence are pictured admiring one of the trees.

“A Musical Christmas” is the theme for the 19th annual Christmas Tree Walk and Open House at the Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center. The event will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

Visiting Oak Crest for the Tree Walk and Open House is a wonderful way to begin the Christmas season. Music will fill the air as visitors tour the center to see the many trees. Each tree will remind visitors of a special carol or song.

The DeKalb High School Madrigal Singers will perform at 1:30 p.m., the Northern Illinois Cello Ensemble will play at 2:30 p.m., and the Rayitos del Sol of Conexion Comunidad dancers will perform at 3:30 p.m. A number of musicians will play at various tree locations throughout the afternoon.

Singing Santa and Mrs. Claus are expected. They will visit with boys and girls of all ages around the “Candyland” tree. Santa would love to sing for those requesting. An operational model train will be on display and special treats await around the “Toyland” tree.

A festive desert buffet will make the afternoon complete as visitors gather around the “It Is Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” tree. The Oak Crest King Gene Grosch and Queen Merle Sawyer will be there to give a royal greeting.

Oak Crest is located at 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive in DeKalb. Valet parking is available for those in need.

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