Sylvan Lake resident auctioning decorated Christmas trees to help local charities

Shauntel Papple is auctioning two fully decorated trees to benefit AACS and Youth Unlimited

The white christmas tree, Papple is calling Dreaming of a White Christmas. This tree is decorated in white and gold and is "more glitz and glamorous" than the red tree. (Photo Submitted)

A Sylvan Lake woman is auctioning off two fully decorated Christmas trees to benefit local charities.

Shauntel Papple decided to raise funds for urgent care and Youth Unlimited after years of attending the Festival of Trees in Red Deer.

She said she had planned to participate last year, but time got away from her, and this year with the pandemic it did not seem the right time.

Instead she decided to auction off a couple trees she has decorated to help causes she feels a connection to.

Both organizations help and benefit the community in many way, she said.

“With COVID, with what we are going through right now I just want to show our health care workers that we appreciate them and are so grateful for everything they do,” Papple said.

“The youth are our future, and I think what Youth Unlimited does is so amazing because it gives them a place and guidance.”

In addition, Papple says she is a greater supporter of mental health, and both urgent care and Youth Unlimited have systems in place to help those suffering, or just need a sympathetic ear.

“They are both awesome places to go if you need help.”

The auction, which started on Nov. 23 and ends at 8 p.m. on Nov. 25, is a way to give back to worthy causes, Papple says.

The two trees, one decorated with white and gold the other with red buffalo plaid, are designs Papple has done in the past.

She says people have always commented and praised her decorated trees, and thought they would be a good way to make someones holiday brighter.

“This is more than just getting a fully decorated tree for the holiday, it is giving back to a couple of really worthy causes,” Papple said.

The auction, which is being held over Facebook, is open to anyone in Central Alberta looking for a tree, and wanting to help worthy causes.

The company Moving Forward will be donating their time to deliver the tree to the winner, anywhere in Central Alberta.

“[Urgent Care and Youth Unlimited] are helping our community, and this is a way we can too,” Papple said.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19.  (File photo)
750 new COVID-19 cases identified in Alberta Sunday

Central zone currently has 1,182 active cases of the virus

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveres to Canada are being delayed because of complications at their European distribution facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Delays of Pfizer vaccine delivery to impact Alberta’s vaccination plans

Alberta has administered 74,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far

blessing
Bentley Blessing Pantry continues to faithfully serve the community

‘We just wanted to make everyone aware that we are still here to serve you throughout this coming year.’

A scene from “Canada and the Gulf War: In their own words,” a video by The Memory Project, a program of Historica Canada, is shown in this undated illustration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Historica Canada
New video marks Canada’s contributions to first Gulf War on 30th anniversary

Veterans Affairs Canada says around 4,500 Canadian military personnel served during the war

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on December 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
No place for ‘far right’ in Conservative Party, Erin O’Toole says

O’Toole condemned the Capitol attack as ‘horrifying’ and sought to distance himself and the Tories from Trumpism

A passer by walks in High Park, in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. This workweek will kick off with what’s fabled to be the most depressing day of the year, during one of the darkest eras in recent history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
‘Blue Monday’ getting you down? Exercise may be the cure, say experts

Many jurisdictions are tightening restrictions to curb soaring COVID-19 case counts

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
COVID-19: Provinces work on revised plans as Pfizer-BioNTech shipments to slow down

Anita Anand said she understands and shares Canadians’ concerns about the drug company’s decision

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference outside Rideau cottage in Ottawa, Friday, January 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Trudeau says Canada’s COVID vaccine plan on track despite Pfizer cutting back deliveries

Canadian officials say country will still likely receive four million doses by the end of March

(Via the Canadian Press)
Alberta monolith comes with message to save eastern slopes of Rocky Mountains

‘They deserve our attention. They warrant our protection. They are under threat’

A Suncor logo is shown at the company’s annual meeting in Calgary on May 2, 2019. A worker is missing after a dozer broke through ice on an inactive Suncor tailings pond in northern Alberta.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen tailings pond in northern Alberta

The worker was an employee of Christina River Construction

File Photo
‘You took away some real joy,’ Sylvan Lake Winter Village turned off after vandalism

Sometime during the night of Jan, 12 the light display at the pier was vandalized and damaged

Most Read