Anyone can enter a tree 🎄 in the Festival. Many trees are entered to honor loved ones who have died. All trees help to raise funds to battle cancer. Last year there were almost 100 beautifully decorated, artificial Christmas trees. Each had its own unique and often untraditional theme. Trees must be at least 3 feet tall. Trees of a less traditional nature are encouraged. If you, your family, your workplace, or your group would like to participate, then please contact Brenda Lacaire at 508-479-2350 no later than November 16, 2019 for an application. You can fill out an On-Line Application or print and mail our Tree Participation Form to Brenda Lacaire c/o Steve’s Collision Center, 210 Charlton Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566.
Guidelines for Participation in The Festival of (Giving) Trees
- The trees must be artificial and have a tree stand.
- Lights on the trees are encouraged and a complimentary tree skirt is welcome.
- Trees and stands must be new.
- You must be able to place and decorate the tree at LaSalle Hall (Notre Dame) during the scheduled tree set-up time.
- Set up is Wednesday, December 4th between noon and 7:00 pm.
- The Committee is looking for a diversity of tree heights. In view of this, a business or organization must have a tree at least 6 feet in height. Taller trees are welcome. Individuals who are decorating a tree must use a tree at least 3 feet high.
- Please bring original tree boxes and/or bags to leave for the winner to use to remove their tree.
- Decorations for the trees should reflect a holiday theme and/or a theme which reflects the work or activity that the organization is involved in.
- All questions regarding decorations should be directed to Brenda Lacaire at 508-479-2350.
- All decorated trees donated and exhibited at The Festival will be raffled off on Sunday.
- During the week, raffle tickets will be sold to raise money for our beneficiaries – Silent Spring Institute, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and The Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital.