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28th Annual Festival of Trees brings plenty to see


The 28th Annual Festival of Trees was held on the weekend at Ecole Opasquia School, giving the public a chance to see a wide array of well decorated trees and to vote for their favorite in several categories.
The festival about far more than trees however and while the gymnasium was lined with trees, the hallways around held a large variety of activities for young children while a gingerbread display -which also could be voted on- was in the lunchroom area. A bake sale was also held as part of the festival.
And of course the big guy was there himself, as Santa Claus was on hand to do photos with young and old alike while the school choir and other musical acts performed.
The event serves as a fundraiser for Marigold Preschool.
The trees are always the highlight of the event, however, due to their creativity and general detail. Trees this year included a Harry Potter themed tree as well as one decorated from top to bottom in balloons. Some trees were decorated with fun in mind while others carried a more serious tone, such as a tree decorated to remember suicide prevention.

Trent Allen