The sixth annual Mission Festival of Trees is being called a success after it raised $4,200 in cash, along with toys and pounds of food items.
The event took place Dec. 11-15 in support of the Mission Christmas Bureau.
Thirty-two decorated Christmas trees from various, groups, families, churches, businesses, and organizations were given to the Christmas Bureau for distribution to families/seniors in the Mission community.
There were 34 volunteers involved, plus entertainers performed throughout the event, and other volunteers performed in the dramatic reading.
A special feature this year was the Gingerbread House, made by Jane Romp, who also generously donated the proceeds from the draw of the house to the Christmas Bureau.
Results of the voting by visitors to the Festival for their favourite trees are as follows:
People’s Choice Award
Rotary Club of Mission – Sunrise
Best Uniquely Decorated Tree
Best Crafty Decorated Tree
Brenna, Sophia, & Natalie
Best Family Decorated Tree
Cedar Valley Manor & Alexander, Clarke, & Nan
Best Business Decorated Tree
The Royal Bank of Canada
Best Organization/Group Decorated Tree
Lifetime Learning Centre Society
Remedy Oils & Herbs
Girl Guides of Canada, Mission District
The Fleming Family
What’s On! Mission