Community Festival of Trees Tradition Kicks off Dec. 4 with Music, Movie

FREEPORT, Ill., Nov. 27, 2017 — FHN and the Freeport Public Library are kicking off this year’s FHN Community Festival of Trees with a celebration for the whole family!

Join us at 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4 at the Freeport Public Library for festive music by holiday singers and watch the movie Elf with your family. Children are welcome to attend in their pajamas.

The FHN Community Festival of Trees brings organizations from across the area to decorate holiday trees, with cash prizes awarded by a panel of judges and the public. The Community Festival of Trees is on display free at the Freeport Public Library from Monday, Dec. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 30. The Freeport Public Library is located at 100 E. Douglas Street in Freeport.

The public is encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice Award winner through Saturday, Dec. 16. The top vote-getter for People’s Choice will take home $500. The second-place award for People’s Choice is $200 and the third-place People’s Choice award is $100. Ballots are available at the library and votes will only be taken through the end of the library’s operating hours (1 – 4 p.m.) on Saturday, Dec. 16.

The formal panel of judges will award three prizes, as well: First prize is $500, second prize is $300 and third prize is $150.

For more information on the Community Festival of Trees or any of the FHN Festival of Trees events, visit

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit

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