I recently wrote a blog last week about the Festival of Trees in Pinehurst, mostly to get some attention to it so they would get a good turnout. Fortunately, the turnout was fantastic, and though the final numbers won’t be in for a few days, it looks to have raised several thousand dollars for the special needs school.
Saturday, I volunteered for a few hours welcoming visitors, taking entrance donations, and selling some of the small items that were for sale, such as the annual ornament, cards made by the children, and sweat shirts with the festivals logo.
I was sitting for a while opposite this table pictured above, and was reminded why all this is done. The trees on this table were for selected children at the school to receive these special gifts along with the trees. There was a variety of toys and books for these children. The school selects a few children at the school for these sponsored trees and gifts to those who might go without this Christmas.
While everyone was enjoying and bidding on the trees and other items at the Festival, I was thinking how great it is to have so many wishing to give living here in Pinehurst. Some trees went for as much as $3,000.00.