Crowds Gather at OFTC’s 16th Annual Festival of Trees Sip N’ See

OFTC's 16th Annual Festival of Trees

Christmas melodies fill the air, decorated Christmas trees as far as one can see, and cups of hot chocolate being poured while friends and family gather to partake in holiday cheer.  

OFTC's 16th Annual Festival of Trees

This was the sight at Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) 16th annual Festival of Trees Sip ‘N See, Thursday, December 2 at the College’s Dubose Porter Center in Dublin.  

The College hosts the Festival of Trees every year and displays Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses and organizations, each one often decorated to represent its sponsor. The special Sip ‘N See event is after hours and allows the community a time to come together and view the trees in a festive, holiday setting. 

Viewers also have an opportunity to vote on their fan-favorite tree which will be announced on December 10th. The winning tree will have a special ‘Fan Favorite’ ornament displayed on its branches for the remainder of this year’s viewing.  

The Festival of Trees in Dublin will continue through December 22 and is open for public viewing Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 5 PM. For more info or to learn how to sponsor a tree next year, contact Shalesta Hendrix or visit the College’s



The mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. The College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates in a student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.  


The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit