Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown
Ogdensburg
Massena-Potsdam
Lowville
Carthage
Malone
NNY Business
NNY Living
NNY Ads
Sat., Sep. 20
ADVERTISE SUBSCRIBE
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

Festival of the Trees enjoyed new location despite declining revenue

ARTICLE OPTIONS
A A
print this article
e-mail this article

OGDENSBURG — The ninth annual Festival of the Trees held Dec. 1 at Odd Fellows Hall, 1111 Linden St., raised roughly $46,000 for the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary.

Bonita A. Wright, event co-chairwoman, said the festival was well-attended at its new venue, with 1,300 people filtering through during the day and 500 attending the auction.

The event formerly was held at the Armory, 225 Elizabeth St.

“We were very pleased with the fact that we had a parking lot, that we had a kitchen and that we were wheelchair-accessible” this year, Ms. Wright said.

Last year’s event, which featured 61 trees, raised $49,000.

Ms. Wright said the decrease in proceeds had to do with the higher cost of the new location and the drop in Christmas trees for auction; this year, 50 trees were up for grabs.

“We thank people for coming and supporting us for everything we do during the year,” Ms. Wright said.

Planning for the 2013 festival will begin in August.

Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes