The Village of Convoy Historical Society will be presenting the 2019 Festival of Trees & Wreaths in the newly restored Convoy Opera House at 111 S. Main St., Convoy. (Photo submitted)
The Village of Convoy Historical Society will be presenting the 2019 Festival of Trees & Wreaths in the newly restored Convoy Opera House at 111 S. Main St., Convoy. (Photo submitted)

CONVOY — The Village of Convoy Historical Society will be presenting the 2019 Festival of Trees & Wreaths in the newly restored Convoy Opera House at 111 S. Main St., Convoy. The venue is not currently handicap accessible. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1-5 p.m.

The Opera House will be decorated with 30 trees and 10 wreaths by local businesses, churches, organizations and individuals throughout the Van Wert area. Trees will be adorned by Adam & Emily Brower, Bev Krueckeberg, Cheryl Kopp/Jason Burns, Convoy Lions Club, Convoy Pre School, Convoy Sports Center, Convoy Tastee Freeze, Convoy United Methodist Church, Cowan Funeral Home, Crestview FCCLA, Crestview FFA, Delphos Granite Works, Emerick Family, Fran Neiswander, Gibson Barnyard BBQ, Girl Scouts, Knight Pizza, Laudick’s Jewelry, Lincoln Ridge Farms, Ray Hertz, Mercantile Goodz, National Railroad Association, Schlemmer Farms, Secret Garden Floral & Gifts, Shear Magic, Straley Realty, Three Thirteen, Van Wert County Historical Society, Van Wert Human Society, Village of Convoy, and Village of Convoy Historical Society.

There will be refreshments served sponsored by Thrivent, Truly D’Vine, PSI IOTA XI Soroity and Village of Convoy Historical Society. A 2019 handmade wood ornament will be available to purchase to commemorate the 2019 Festival of Trees.

Watch for the event signs on Saturday for the arrival of Santa in a fire truck at noon, Paint a Christmas ball at the VMC at noon, Nativity collection display at VMC from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., horse-drawn wagon rides from 1-4 p.m. at the municipal building. At 7 p.m. will be the lighting of the Red Truck Christmas Tree on the corner lot, lights galore - asking all Convoy residents to light their outside lights. Hot chocolate and donuts by Girl and Boy Scouts, Christmas caroling.

Sunday – Kids train rides at the municipal building from 1-4 p.m.