Last year was the first Festival of Trees. The Fabulous Women got local businesses and organizations to decorate 4 ft trees for the event. The trees themselves were either donated by a local home improvement store or were underwritten. The businesses and organizations then decorate the trees and add a few extras such as gift certificates, wine tastings, bicycles, massages, mani/pedis, etc. The trees are then bid on through silent auction. There is also live entertainment, food, crafts, vendors and a a chance to visit with Santa. All the money from the event goes to three different charities. This year, one tree went for $1000! The tree winners not only get a fabulously decorated tree to take home but all the add-ons as well. I wish I could have bid on a tree but they were all in the $100-$500 range by the time I got there.
The local Woman's Club that I am President of donated a tree:
I volunteered again this year and worked the food table where we were selling pastries, hot chocolate and s'mores on a stick:
|(photo by Paul McGavin)|
|(with his buddy K....photo by Paul McGavin)|
Looking forward to next year's event!!!
P.S. I am giving away a beautiful picture book on my book blog. Come by and check it out!!!!