Trees will go to families in need; museum, food bank split proceeds from event 50/50
FAIRVIEW– The response to the annual mini tree festival, which is happening this week at the Fairview Museum of History, has exceeded past years, organizers say.
Trees have been decorated and donated from businesses, families, groups, and individuals to be donated to families in need.
Terry Brotherson Excavation in Mount Pleasant has been donating a tree to the event for at least five years. Each year they choose a theme for their tree, and this year they chose Rudolph and the Misfit Toys.
“This has been something that I have really enjoyed doing each year,” said Brandee Shelley, the daughter of Terry.
She said they love that they get to decorate something that can be enjoyed by someone in need.
People can go to the museum and buy the trees or pay for them to be donated to a family in need. The money that the museum receives from the trees gets split fifty-fifty. Half stays in the museum and the other goes to the food bank.
The trees will be on display until the first week of December. You can view or purchase a tree by visiting the museum at 100 East 100 North in Fairview. Open weekly on Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.