The fifth annual Mission Festival of Trees and Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens’ play A Christmas Carol – which took place Dec. 5-9 – is being called a great success by organizers.
The festival, which is held to support the Mission Christmas Bureau, raised more than $1,700 in cash donations and many pounds of non-perishable food items, as well as boxes of Christmas gifts.
In total, 28 decorated Christmas trees from various, groups, families, churches, businesses, and organizations were given to the Christmas Bureau for distribution to families and seniors in the Mission community.
There were 31 volunteers involved, plus entertainers performed throughout the event, and other volunteers performed in the dramatic reading.
Visitors to the festival were given the opportunity to vote, for a donation, for their favourite tree in various categories.
The results of the public voting areas are:
People’s Choice Award:
Lynn Bedard & Alanis Kragh
Best Uniquely Decorated Tree:
Rotary Club of Mission – Midday
Best Crafty Decorated Tree:
All Saints Anglican Church Sunday School
Best Family Decorated Tree:
The Fleming Family
Best Business Decorated Tree:
Galley Girls Coffee House
Rotary Club of Mission – Morning
All Saints Anglican Church Women
JMJ Photography Services
St. Andrew’s United Church
Fischer Dental Clinic
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church – Kids’ Club