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Community Festival of Trees Announces 2017 Charities

By Staff | Jun 28, 2017

Photo Provided Pictured in back row, from left, are Linda Barth, Community Festival of Trees committee; Joanna Casto, Friends of PC Pool; Loretta Moore, Wetzel County Hope and Memories; Judy Grace, Grow Local Go Local; Susan Scharf, Festival of Trees committee. In front row are Tammy Wood, Wetzel County Hope and Memories; and Cindy Durig, Festival of Trees committee and Quota Club.

The Community Festival of Trees Committee has selected the non-profits it will help out via its 2017 Festival of Trees event.

The committee has chosen Friends of Paden City Pool, Grow Local Go Local, and Wetzel County Hope and Memories.

The 2017 Community Festival of Trees, in partnership with Friends of Wetzel County, will be held Nov. 17 at the Wetzel County Mollohan Center.

The annual event features several Christmas trees, decorated by local organizations and businesses. These trees are decorated the last week of October, showcased in the New Martinsville City Building until Nov. 17, and then auctioned off at the Nov. 17 event. All proceeds, after festival expenses, go to the chosen charities.

The event will also feature an auction, sponsored by the Quota Club. There will be music, dancing, and plenty of fun and laughs for everyone.

If 100 individuals attend, an additional $500 will be given away to another charity.

While the trees are at the city building, residents have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tree, via penny vote. The money garnered from the votes also is distributed to the charities, while the Peoples Choice winner has bragging rights.

Over the past two years, the Community Festival of Trees has helped out nine different charities and raised over $10,000 for the charities.

For more information, and to stay updated on the event, visit “Community Festival of Trees” on Facebook.

* To help out the Community Festival of Trees with its endeavors, contact Terri Tyler at 304-771-5168. You can also assist the Community Festival of Trees by taking part in its LuLaRoe fundraiser at the Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival. The event will be held at 329 Main Street in New Martinsville on July 1 and 2, noon to 6 p.m.