Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sat, Sept. 19

Festival Of Trees Bring Funds To Family Center

The 4th Annual Festival of Trees raised $3,200 to give to the Winslow's Family Resource Center.

The festival, which lined the halls and walls of the La Posada Hotel with Christmas trees and decorations from November 30th to December 9th, put items up for auction to raise money for the family center.

A total of 53 items received bids ranging from $350 to $10.

Maxine Perrone, Regional Manager for Parent's Anonymous, the group that sponsors the Family Resource Center, said that quite a few of the decorations and trees received the same bids, so it was hard to tell which item brought in the most money.

A Kokopelli statue that was made and donated by Don Hilton was one of the items to receive the top bids.

Perrone said the extra money received from the Festival of Trees is very helpful to the Family Resource Center.

She explained that the Family Resource Center receives it budget from the State of Arizona.

Because of recent state budget cuts, the Family Resource Center has been under the knife.

"This is definitely a big help for Winslow families because the money stays here in the community," Perrone said.

"The money allows us to provide programs we wouldn't be able to do without it," she added.

Perrone explained that the $3,200 topped last year's donations and hopes next year will top this one.

"This was the 4th year and we are planning on doing it again next year," she said.

Winslow resident Bob Hall began the Festival of Trees after moving to Winslow and attending a similar event in California.

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