The sixth annual Festival of Trees featured a performance by Cathy Hardy and her students. / Bob Friesen Photo

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Mission’s Festival of Trees wraps up for another season

The sixth annual fundraiser featured entertainment, a dramatic play reading and plenty of family fun

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

Silk Degrees

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

Honourable Mentions

Remedy Oils & Herbs

Girl Guides of Canada, Mission District

The Fleming Family

Hope Central

Jen Seymour

Ice Development

What’s On! Mission

 

Rick Chadwick also performed at the event. / Bob Friesen Photo

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