FESTIVAL OF TREES News: Angel Giving Tree Returns, Entertainers Still Being Booked, Donations Still Wanted

WILMINGTON, MA — We are less than a month away from We’re One Wilmington’s (WOW) 7th Annual Festival of Trees, which will take place on Saturday, December 2nd from 9AM to 9PM and Sunday, December 3rd from 9AM to 3PM at Villanova Hall, 126 Middlesex Avenue in Wilmington. This free family-friendly event features a raffle of fantastic holiday trees, wreaths and baskets. Pizza, baked goods and refreshments will be available and lots of entertainment is planned throughout the weekend.

Festival of Trees Non-Profit Community Groups and Entertainers

We are delighted that several community groups will be on hand at the Festival selling items for their winter fundraisers including: the Wilmington Community Fund with their annual Christmas ornaments, St. Thomas’ and St. Dorothy’s with nativity ornaments, and the Northside PAC and Shawsheen/West PAC with Wildcat gear – just to name a few.

There are limited slots still available for non-profit fundraisers. If your organization is interested in signing up, please contact Kim Martiniello at kim.martiniello@gmail.com. Slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

The Festival has a spectacular line-up of holiday music that includes performances by both Wilmington Middle and High School Strings Attached, Soundscape and WilmingTones acapella groups, pianists from both the Middle and High Schools, and a Trio from Winchester Community Music School. Please check our website for an up-to-date listing and schedule of performers.

Angel Giving Tree

Again this year, the Festival will feature WOW’s annual Angel Giving Tree. Children and adults throughout Wilmington decorate ornaments for the tree, which are tagged with holiday gift requests for community members in need. Visitors are invited to take a tagged ornament; purchase the gift items requested, and drop it back to the Festival with the label attached. The gift donor then keeps the Angel ornament as a token of appreciation for their good deed.

Please visit our website http://www.onewilmington.org/festival-of-trees/ for all event details.

Festival of Trees Donations

WOW is still accepting donations for the Festival. All donations are tax-deductible and without them our event would not be such a huge success. Donations needed include:

  • Decorated artificial trees, gift baskets or wreaths
  • Cases of water, juice, soda or items for the bake sale

For information about making a donation, please contact Becky McGrath at mcgrathbecky@gmail.com or register your donation using our online form at http://www.onewilmington.org/festival-of-trees/treebasketwreath-donations/.

To sign up to volunteer during the event, or to donate an item for the bake sale, please visit: http://www.onewilmington.org/volunteer/.

Proceeds from this event are used to fund WOW’s individual/family/community support programs and other good will initiatives throughout the year.

(NOTE: The above press release is from We’re One Wilmington.)

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