WAPAKONETA — It will be looking a lot like Christmas at the Gardens of Wapakoneta at the 15th annual Festival of Trees starting Wednesday. Running through Nov. 24, this event is one of the main fundraisers for Community Health Professionals.
“It’s become something of a tradition here,” Niki Duvall, marketing coordinator for Community Health Professionals, said. “This is our major fundraiser for our visiting nurses and hospice program, since we are a non-profit organization.”
There will be almost 40 trees on display, including a “Duck Dynasty” themed tree, more than 20 wreaths, and almost 20 other speciality items, such as centerpieces, swags and door knockers, and the public will have the opportunity to take these items home at the end of the event.
“They will all be on display and up for silent auction,” Duvall said.
There will also be refreshments available for visitors throughout the festival, as well as free pictures with Santa and crafts for children on Nov. 23. It promises to be a memorable event for not only the visitors, but the residents at the Gardens, as well.
“There really is something for everyone here,” Duvall said. “The residents here love seeing all the decorations.”