Festival of Trees Draws Hundreds, Generates Thousands

Fundraiser Benefits American Red Cross Disaster Relief 

The 25th Annual Festival of Trees drew hundreds of people to the Shisler Conference Center on the campus of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Wooster on December 1.

Beautiful holiday trees, wreaths and centerpieces decorated by local artisans and supporters of the Red Cross were auctioned off during spirited live bidding.

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Silent bidders purchased gift packages and unique artwork as well.

Photo credit: Jim McIntyre/American Red Cross

“The generosity of the Wayne County community is overwhelming,” said Chris Davis, Chairperson of the Board of Director for the American Red Cross Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter.  “The Festival of Trees raises funds for Red Cross Disaster Relief, and we surpassed our goal!  We are so grateful to our dedicated volunteers and generous donors.”

If you missed this year’s Festival, be sure to keep it in mind for next year.  As board chair Chris Davis puts it,  “It’s the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season in Wayne County.”


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