Rees enthusiasts participated in the holiday parade in downtown Plymouth Saturday. The theme for the 2019 parade was Christmas on the Silver Screen, which the Rees celebrated by emulating “The Wizard of Oz”. "The Wizard of Oz" was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adapted from the book written by L. Frank Baum “The Wonderful Wizaard of Oz”. The film was released in 1939. In August 1939, Stewie Rees began construction on the former Van Vactor Building. The Rees Theatre opened in 1940.