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Festival of Trees will follow RH Christmas Parade on Dec. 1
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Organizers of this year's Station Exchange Festival of Trees say it's not too late to sponsor a tree, set up a booth or provide entertainment.

The Festival of Trees, at Station Exchange Senior Care, 3205 TSX Grand Central, will start immediately following the Richmond Hill Christmas Parade, on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. This year's theme is "Christmas Around the World." The approximate time of the Festival of Trees is 1 p.m.

The public can enjoy viewing a variety of trees sponsored by community businesses and organizations. There will be entertainment and food available while enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles #330, will be selling concessions, with all proceeds donated to a local charity.

For those wishing to sponsor, all trees must be set up and decorated between Nov. 26 and Nov. 30. Power will be available for lights on a limited basis. Trees should have a theme and be able to withstand the outdoor weather. Trees will be judged the day of the event for Most Attractive, Most Creative, and Most Oriented to the Theme.

Businesses can set up a booth to sell their products or hand out flyers.

Singers, dancers, and storytellers are invited to participate in offering their talents. Performances will be scheduled for no longer than 30 minutes each. Background sound and PA system will be provided.

For more information, call Station Exchange at 912-445-2425 or 803-728-7794.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles wanted to get the word out that their group #330 now meets the first of each month in a location above Jeff's Beverage on Highway 17.

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Santa Claus waves to the crowd from his perch atop a fire truck from last year's Richmond Hill Christmas Parade. This year's parade is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, followed by the Festival of Trees. Photo by Bryan Browning.
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