Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Festival of Trees

 Festival of Trees always kicks off our holiday season.  It starts the day before Thanksgiving for Bill.  He is in charge of the tree judging and tallies all the judging and votes to award the winning trees.  The festival starts on the day after Thanksgiving and runs through the weekend.  The Gala to sell the trees and various other fundraising auction items is the next Saturday.  As usual, the trees were beautiful.  The first place awarded by the judges is in the layout with the picture of Bill and me.
But the real crowd pleaser and the one that won the most awards including second place by the judges, the Mayor's Choice, the Rotarians' Choice and the People's Choice was a tree decorated by our friend, Karen Stanley, called Christmas in Paris.  It had lighted Eiffel Towers and French fans etc.  It was very nice.

It is fun to see the trees and fascinating to see how much they sell for.  The highest bid was about $2700 for a tree and the lowest was about $400.  But it all goes for great causes and charities.

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