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Community celebrates Festival of Trees last day

Community celebrates Festival of Trees last day

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- After a week of festivities and holiday decorations The Festival of Trees wrapped up its last day on Sunday at Golden Fowler in Traverse City.

Organizers for the event say hundreds of people participated in this year’s Festival of Trees.

Four local non-profits competed this year for the best decorated Christmas displays, including: The Father Fred Foundation, Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center, Old Town Playhouse and the Cherryland Humane Society.

“This year went great. We are so lucky that Golden Fowler let us take over the store and everything is just magical in here,” said Deb Jackson, Zonta club president. “Every year it gets a little bit better. This year with adding the community challenge people really enjoy that, supporting their favorite charities. So it's been a good year.”

To celebrate the last day families came out to vote on their favorite charity holiday display and they even got to see Santa, Mrs. Clause and their elves.

Kids were able to take picture with Mr. and Mrs. Clause and enjoy some arts and crafts with the elves.

Jackson says Zonta is counting the votes and should have this year's charity winner announced by Monday.

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