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Splendour of Christmas unfolds at Festival of Trees

Santa and his sleigh, donated by Chalane Williams

Santa and his sleigh, donated by Chalane Williams

The sparkle and splendour of Christmas is unfolding at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort in West Lake as the annual Festival of Trees continues this weekend.

About 200 beautifully decorated trees, related seasonal decorations, gift baskets and treasures are on display for the three-day silent auction. The weekend also features a Christmas Boutique, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles and preserves.

The festival, hosted by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, is supported by County businesses, organizations, groups and individuals. Volunteer entertainers perform throughout the weekend.

“We have dozens of volunteers that make this festival a possibility,” said Liz Jones, Auxiliary President. “Some work many hours preserving and baking, arranging volunteers, setting up, and no matter the time commitment, the efforts come together and allow us to dedicate 100 per cent of the earnings to health initiatives in our local hospital and community.”

Jeanette Arsenault will host a children’s program beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday to welcome Santa Claus to the resort. He will be meeting with children and said he has plenty of time for photographs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. He’ll return Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The show continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no charge for admission. All proceeds go to the auxiliary to support the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and the purchase of new scopes for its endoscopy department.

Auxiliary members in the Christmas Boutique are offering decorations, jewelry, designer clothes, leather coats, linens and everyday items.

Auxiliary members in the Christmas Boutique are offering decorations, jewelry, designer clothes, leather coats, linens and everyday items.

Brooke Ashley inspects the Cat in the Hat tree, books and fun from the HUB Child and Family Centre.

Brooke Ashley inspects the Cat in the Hat tree, books and fun from the HUB Child and Family Centre.

All your favourite Christmas goodies in one bid - donated by the Isaiah Tubbs Resort.

All your favourite Christmas goodies in one bid – donated by the Isaiah Tubbs Resort.

These darling felted mice come with the tree donated by the  PECMH Auxiliary's craft group.

These darling felted mice come with the tree donated by the PECMH Auxiliary’s craft group.

Barb Hogan with "reindeer brew" from the Barley Days Brewery donation.

Barb Hogan with “reindeer brew” from the Barley Days Brewery donation.

Quilt donated by the Prince Edward County Quilters Guild.

Quilt donated by the Prince Edward County Quilters Guild.

Carlotta Rutledge and Lorie Easton entertained Friday in the main dining room.

Carlotta Rutledge and Lorie Easton entertained Friday in the main dining room.

Sharron Hewer and Dorthy Speirs Vincent helped set up many tables of sweets, breads, jams and preserves.

Sharron Hewer and Dorthy Speirs Vincent helped set up many tables of sweets, breads, jams and preserves.

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  1. Theresa Durning says:

    Thank you to all of the individuals and organizations who donated trees to this wonderful event. My family and I had a wonderful visit.

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