Festival of Trees

Every year Woodcraft sponsors a St. Johns County Festival of Trees entry. The Festival of Trees is a charity program that supports the St. Augustine Record’s Empty Stocking Fund and the United Way of St. Johns County and is held at the St. Johns County Convention Center at the World Golf Village. Over fifty Contributors provide trees that are offered for sale through a silent auction. The event runs from December 3 – 12.

© 2010 Ed Malesky - Mail hall where over 50 trees and wreaths were displayed

Since Woodcraft is a great partner with the Northeast Florida Woodturners Association, of which all the TAG partners are members, we always support this charity program. As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, we always get into an ornament turning mind set this time of year and both TAG and the club members have been churning out beautiful ornaments for the tree.

© 2010 Ed Malesky Woodcraft Tree

Tonight was the opening for the event. There were quite a few people in attendance and there were some beautiful trees. Of course, I was partial to the Woodcraft tree. You can vote for you favorite tree making donations. Each dollar is worth one point. I did my part adding a few points for our tree.

© 2010 Ed Malesky - Ornament Detail

© 2010 Ed Malesky - Ornament Detail

You should think about taking a drive down to the World Golf Village and checking out all the beautiful trees, vote for you favorite and maybe bid on a great tree to take home. I know for a fact that when you add up the retail prices for all the ornaments that we donate, the silent auction winner always gets a terrific deal.

© 2010 Ed Malesky - Some entries

© 2010 Ed Malesky - Some entries

© 2010 Ed Malesky - Lots of bows

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