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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Festival of the Trees 2012

Our local Habitat for Humanity hosted Festival of Trees, an annual fundraiser at an independent living facility in our community.  It is one of our favorite seasonal events and part of our week-end to kickoff the holiday season.

Many creative people decorate themed trees to be sold with proceeds going to Habitat of Humanity.  There is also a Village Store featuring crafts and homemade goodies to purchase and take home. 

We enjoy looking at the many themed trees.  This year’s favorite was Angry Birds.  There were two Angry Birds themed trees with hand painted ornaments and both were sold by the time we arrived Saturday morning.  I have a feeling the boy would have used his allowance and birthday money to buy one if they hadn’t been sold.

In addition to the beautifully decorated Christmas trees, children’s activities are planned featuring our local celebrity clown Dizzy offering face painting, holiday cookie decorating, crafts, story time with a bag of goodies to take home, and of course, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Grandma Carol is a resident of the independent living facility that provides a home for the event, so she was happy to join us for the fun.

We also bumped into some friends and took a moment to say hello and snap this photo.

Festival of Trees emulates the spirit of the season with beauty, light, and giving to those in need.  We were happy to take part in the event.

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