Watertown's Festival Of Trees Kicks OffPosted: Updated:
Friday kicks off the 14th annual Festival of Trees at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown.
The festival is an annual fundraiser that benefits children's programing and services at Samaritan Medical Center and the Watertown Family YMCA.
Sixty two trees were sponsored this year and will be auctioned off throughout Friday and the weekend.
The public can view the trees until 4 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until all the trees are auctioned off on Sunday.
"Other good ways to get involved, even if you don't need a tree," said the YMCA's Steve Rowell, who co-chairs the Festival of Trees committee. "Again, this is the season of giving, this is, our theme this year, stories of Christmas, and we really think that those are the stories that are important."
7 News is a proud sponsor of the event.
Kimberley LaForty was the lead decorator for the 7 News tree, which won "most elegant" in the seven-foot category and was also selected for Friday night's live gala auction.
The tree also raised more than $1,200 for the Watertown City School District backpack program.