Monday, December 7, 2009

Festival of Trees

Thursday last week, I dragged Mason to The Festival of Trees. I never seem to hear about things that are going on in the community. I suppose that is the result of "hermitage" but we'll never know. Anyway, my friend informed me that there was a tree donated in honor of his brother. So, I really wanted to see it. I just have to say that I cannot believe that I have never been to the Festival of Trees! I went once when my sister played the piano but I didn't really know what the event was for. All of the trees are donated, decorated, and then sold. Entry to the festival is $4. All proceeds go to Primary Children's Hospital. I was an emotional basket case. I couldn't help but cry when I saw pictures of those for whom the trees were donated. Mostly they were or had been patients of the hospital. I love Primary Children's. I love the statues and the art. I love that it is a place especially for kids.
This was my favorite tree. It was called "On the Reef" or something like that. It is made of rocks with sticks connecting it. It was so amazing! It would have been even cooler if they had turned it into a fountain... But I think that would have been going a little overboard.
Mason was scared of the Grinch tree with the large Grinch. I told him it wasn't real, but sometimes there is no convincing that boy of anything. I tell you what.
I am grateful that there are so many people who are willing to volunteer their time and donate to such a wonderful cause. I think next year I will have to venture out and figure out where to sign up to volunteer.


Jenny and Al said...

I love the Festival of Trees! I have gone every year with my mom for the past 6 or 7 years. We (Alan came too!) went on Saturday and left the Buddy with our mom. I'm glad you liked it, too.

Steve and Alana Nelson said...

that is awesome. i wish i would have gone. oh and just thought i'd let you know- im prego

Josh and Anna said...

I drag Josh to that every year. It's my favorite Christmas tradition.I get so choked up too, especially the trees for kids. Oh, and if you hadn't heard, Alana's prego:)

Jordan said...

I love the trees. We have it at the senor citizens center in H town. How long does it last?

Annalisa said...

Did you know Paul bought one a few years ago. Its a fishing tree... or something out-doorsey like that. I helped set it up one year @ the Bear Lake Hotel!