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F.C. Tree Fest Raises $ for Local Organizations

MARY RILEY STYLES PUBLIC LIBRARY Foundation had a Winnie the Pooh-themed tree at the Falls Church Tree Fest, which was held on Sunday, Dec. 4. Other organizations who participated in the novel event include Childhelp, Falls Church Community Service Council, Fisher House Foundation and Homestretch. (Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Morse)
MARY RILEY STYLES PUBLIC LIBRARY Foundation had a Winnie the Pooh-themed tree at the Falls Church Tree Fest, which was held on Sunday, Dec. 4. Other organizations who participated in the novel event include Childhelp, Falls Church Community Service Council, Fisher House Foundation and Homestretch. (Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Morse)

Falls Church Tree Fest, which was held on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn Falls Church, raised approximately $3,000 for 15 local organizations through an auction of decorated Christmas trees that represented the organizations.

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation’s Winnie the Pooh-themed tree raised the most money out of the lot with a $500 top bid. Bids for the trees ranged from $75 – $500. Live entertainment was provided by George Mason High School band members through the M.U.S.I.C. Days program and the Men in Stripes Barbershop Quartet.

Event organizer Melissa Morse estimated that over 200 people attended the event, which is in its third year. Kensington Falls Church, the Beyer Automotive Group and the Hilton Garden Inn co-sponsored the event. For more information, visit fallschurchtreefest.com.