All Saints Anglican Church is organizing a Festival of Trees and a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to support the Mission Christmas Bureau this season.
Businesses, organizations, groups and individuals can register to decorate a tree and have it displayed at the Second Avenue and James Street church. The church hall will be opened from Dec. 10 to Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and visitors are invited to check out the trees and vote for their favourite one.
Admission is by donation and visitors are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation. There will be refreshments and entertainment daily, and a children’s hour at 2 p.m. There will be activities for kids and they can decorate gingerbreads.
An awards presentation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 during the dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol. The amount of funds raised for the Christmas Bureau will also be announced that evening, beginning at 7 p.m.
All the decorated trees will be donated to the Mission Christmas Bureau and distributed to families.
Register to decorate a tree for $20 by Nov.1. A variety of tree sizes and themes are available. For more information call festival coordinators Joy Cox at 604-556-6069 or Margaret Peake at 604-556-6976, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All Saints Anglican Church is located at 33077 Second Ave.