**For Immediate Release** WIA Hosting Tree Decorating Contest —By Justine Gaskamp on 12/03/2012 Goodwell, Okla.—Show everyone what "Christmas in the Panhandle" means to you by entering the First Annual Festival of Trees tree decorating contest hosted by the OPSU Chapter of Women in Ag!

The contest will be held in the OPSU ballroom December 9-14 and is open to any individual or group that would like to decorate a tree. A $5 entry fee per tree will be charged and contestants will provide their own decorations. Women in Ag will provide a limited number of six-and-half foot trees to be decorated in accordance with the theme, but entrants are also welcome to provide their own trees.

The entry deadline is Friday, Dec. 7 by noon and all trees must be set up in the ballroom by 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Judging will take place on Dec. 9 along with a free will donation soup supper at 6 p.m. Awards will be given to the top three contestants.

Trees will remain up for free public viewing December 9-13 from 6-8:30 p.m. All trees must be taken down by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 and any decorations or trees left after that time will become property of OPSU WIA. For entry forms and more information, please contact Carolyn McCargish-Camfield, WIA Advisor at cmccargish@opsu.edu or call her office at 580-349-1422.