The time has come to look to the future and the holiday season. Head on over to kick start the joy of the holidays at the annual Festival of Trees at the Betty Ehart Senior Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
The trees are up and on display now through Thursday during normal business hours with a grand finale Saturday for final bidding.
More than 70 items, including trees, wreaths, ornaments and decorations on display and available through silent auction and bidders need not be present to win. The Saturday showcase will feature a craft fair, free pictures with Santa and musical talents of local artists.
While admission is free, donations of lunch and snack items or pre-packaged cookies are a suggested donation to benefit local school children.
The funds raise money for two local non-profits, the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA).
“There is a bear tree with a sign that says ‘Don’t feed the bears – they are already stuffed,” says LARSO Executive Director Pauline Powell Schneider. “There are trees with birds, snowmen, angels, Sweet Christmas, it’s a Gingerbread World, wreaths that are rustic, some that sparkle, others with berries or holly, and centerpieces with snowmen and candy canes.”