MARION — Town Administrator James McGrail and Council on Aging Director Karen Gregory are pleased to announce this year’s Festival of Trees event.
- The opening reception will be held Saturday, Nov. 28 from 1-3 p.m.
- The festival will take place Saturday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 11, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill St.
The Festival of Trees opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Center to kick off the event.
The reception will include a variety of refreshments, an artisan sale, music and basket raffles.
Following the opening reception, the trees will be on display and community members can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the trees, all of which will be decorated by local organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals.
Tree raffle tickets can be purchased up until noon on Friday, Dec. 11 when the winners will be drawn.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Marion Council on Aging to benefit programming at the Community Center.
Become a Tree Designer
Friends of the Marion Council on Aging is looking for organizations, groups or individuals to sponsor and design a tree for the festival.
Trees can be decorated with any style or theme the designer chooses. Pre-lit trees will be supplied to those who wish to design a tree at no cost, but designers will be responsible for providing all decorations and display items for their tree.
The designed trees will then be raffled off to raise money to support programming at the Community Center.
The deadline to register to sponsor a tree is Nov. 20. Click here for the registration form.
Tree decorating for those who sponsor a tree will take place at the Community Center on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 1-4 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon
Community members can also participate in the event by donating a basket to be raffled off during the festival. Baskets may be donated up until 11 a.m. on Nov. 28.
For more information, to sponsor a tree or to donate a basket, please contact Director Gregory at the Council on Aging at 508-748-3570.