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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Festival Of Trees Runs Through Dec 1

The annual Festival of Trees is now underway at South Towne Expo Center, 9575 South State Street, Sandy, south of Salt Lake City. It features beautifully decorated trees and other visual treats, food, music and plenty of fun.

The Expo Center turns into a Christmas wonderland during the festival, which is open from 10 am to 10 pm daily. See the festival website for detailed information.

The event is a benefit for Primary Children's Mecial Center. The Deseret News has this article about the festival. Below are excerpts. Below that we offer a short video that provides an overview of the festival.

(Marie) Partridge has spent seven years on the board of the 42-year-old festival that organizers call a "gift of love" to children at Primary Children's Medical Center. Since its inception in 1971, the festival has raised more than $30.8 million for the children's hospital.

"It gets in your blood," she said, "and you want to do more."

The Festival of Trees attracted 100,000 people last year, Partridge said.


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