Festival of Trees raises funds for FCSS

Participation in the Rimbey Festival of Trees was up this year, though less money was raised

Joyce Deal and her daughter Danita Deal check out the donation at Rimbey’s Festival of Trees held Dec. 1 at the Rimbey Community Centre.

Participation in the Rimbey Festival of Trees was up this year, though less money was raised through the silent auction than the live auction held last year.

Rimbey’s Farmer’s Market manager Gayle Rondeel said 16 trees were donated this year, compared to 12 last year. Trees were decorated with a different theme, and while some were beautiful creations, there was one Charlie Brown tree that truly did look brown, forlorn and rather dismal.

The trees averaged about $50 a piece, with three bringing in $65. The total donations came to $800, only half of the funds raised last year.

Money raised through the sale of the trees will go to Rimbey and District FCSS.

“I really want to do it again, the participation was very good,” Rondeel said.

She attributes the drop in contributions to holding a silent auction instead of a live auction. However, she noted the money goes to a worthy cause and the project needs to be continued.

“We will need to figure out a way to sell the trees through a live auction. I really want to do it again, the participation from the businesses and organizations who donated trees was very good.”

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