BOWLING GREEN, Mo. — Champ Clark once got a Christmas present that illuminated his understanding of America.
Now, the former Bowling Green politician’s house will provide a little extra light for the holiday season.
The first Honey Shuck Festival of Trees takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 16th through 18th. It’s part of the city’s Christmas in the Green celebration.
More than 15 decorated trees will grace the historic home, which draws its name from the locust tree pods in the front yard.
Businesses, clubs and groups are participating. The tour is free, and visitors may vote for their favorite display.
Clark was Speaker of the House of Representatives and ran for president in 1912. One Christmas, he got a book featuring some of America’s founding documents. His father told him that only the Bible was a more important read.