Volunteers work to make Festival of the Trees event a community success

Festival of the Trees committee members from left are (front row) Mary White, Bev Upshur and Liz Allen; (next row) Paul Sciacchitano, Becky Foster, Margie Redlin, chairman Karen Sciacchitano and Mark Favazza. Robin Blake, Megan Stephens and Pete Stephens also serve on the committee.

The theme for the 22nd annual Festival of the Trees (FOT) is “Dream.” The annual fundraising event will be held December 5-7 at the Northern Neck Family YMCA, 39 William B. Graham Court, Kilmarnock.

The “Dream” concept evolved from a committee of volunteers who aspire to help Lancaster families have a better life through the funds raised at the event, reported community development specialist Tom Martin. 

FOT will start with an open house viewing of the trees on December 5, and culminate in a special fundraising gala on December 7. Volunteers start working months before…