Purchasing or donating a Christmas tree for Rimbey’s Festival of Trees, to be held in conjunction with the next Farmers’ Market, will help keep the spirit of the season alive in the community and provide support for a local organization.
Manager Gayle Rondeel said trees may be purchased through a silent auction at the Dec. 1 Farmers’ Market.
“We will be auctioning them off during the market. We are asking individuals, businesses, charities and local groups and organizations to donate Christmas trees that are two to four feet high so they will be easy to transport.”
Trees may be decorated as the donor chooses, she said.
“Last year Servus Credit Union decorated their tree all in silver snowflakes, which was very pretty,” she said.
The small trees are suitable to tuck into a bare corner of an office or apartment or home.
“Anywhere where you need a perfect little tree, they will work,” she said.
Money raised through the sale of the trees will go to Rimbey FCSS.
“They can put it to where they feel it is most needed,” she said.
Rimbey FCSS provides funding to such organizations as the food bank, day support, families first, babies first and big brothers/big sisters.
Last year 11 trees, two of which were real, were donated and $1,200 raised through the tree auction.
The Dec. 1 Farmer’s Market and tree auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rimbey Community Centre.