These five trees represent the "Titan PRIDE" that is represented by the five "Houses" made up of multi-grade level students at Ottawa Elementary. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
These five trees represent the "Titan PRIDE" that is represented by the five "Houses" made up of multi-grade level students at Ottawa Elementary. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)

OTTAWA — Although it was closed on Friday, the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa was abuzz with activity as representatives from various organizations, businesses. schools, churches and individuals were busy putting up and decorating their Christmas trees for the annual Christmas Tree Festival.

The grand opening for the event is this Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. when the Friends of the Putnam County District Library will kick off their “Silver Memories” Tree Festival at the Putnam County District Library on Putnam Parkway in Ottawa. This year’s festival will include 50 decorated Christmas trees for guests to enjoy from Dec. 3 through Jan. 5 during library hours.

The open house for the festival is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. “The Presbyterian Mountain Strings” will perform at 1 p.m . There will also be a visit from Santa so bring your camera or smart phone to take pictures of your little ones with Santa Claus. There will be refreshments.