Festival of Trees

Jan and I took time today to visit the annual Festival of Trees at the Mayo Civic Center. It’s a fundraiser for Hiawatha Homes in Rochester, a nonprofit that serves disabled adults.

Local businesses become underwriters of the event through their donations at one of several levels. Other businesses or donors contribute items to a sizable silent auction. Designers apply to decorate Christmas trees with various themes. We saw some fun trees today, including a Wizard of Oz tree, Dr. Suess tree, sports-themed trees, and on and on. Here are some of the various ornaments and decorations that caught our attention.

In my opinion the event was well-attended, and it’s pleasing to see strong community support for one of our nonprofit organizations.

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