Monday, November 27, 2006
10,000 visits & the Festival of Trees
Once a year in my town of Mount Vernon, Washington, the Festival of Trees is held. Various people and groups do a special job of decorating Christmas trees that are then auctioned off to the highest bidder. This is a charitable fund raiser with the money going to a different group every year. This year it is going to the new cancer unit at the local hospital. Pat, her daughter C and I didn't go to the auction but for the two days after that you can visit and look at them. We did go last Saturday to do just that and I took some photos of a few of the trees. Here are some of those photos:
First is a sign that was posted there listing the sponsors.
The show is held in a local private school (note the basketball hoop) and each person who buys a ticket to view them is given a vote to select one as the People's Choice. As it turned out, Pat and I each selected the same one and this is it. It has a rock & roll theme.
This one was about princesses and I guess I took the photo mainly for my two grand daughters who like prindesses.
This is the University of Washington themed tree. It is located in Seattle and while I never attended school there my youngest son did graduate from this school. Their mascot is an Alaskan Husky dog.
Here is a closer view of part of the display that goes along with the U of W tree.
I am not sure of the theme of this one but it was attractive to me so I photographed it. The next photo is a closeup of part of this display.
This shows four of the trees and part of the display that goes along with them. The whole show is interesting and they are very well presented for viewing.
This is another closeup of one of the display scenes.
And another closeup of one of the trees with other lights and things in the background. I really enjoyed the show although I can not afford to buy a tree there. Since it is a fund raiser they go for a rather high price but I hesitate to say how much as I am not sure. I do look forward to seeing them again next year.
Seeing these pretty Christmas trees and decorations almost makes me want to drag out all my stuff and put my tree and decorations up. Almost.... ;D Soon, though. :-)
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