Tuesday before Thanksgiving and remain in the park through Christmas for the public to enjoy and learn more about the missions of these organizations. During the kick-off, Nov. 21 from 4-6PM., twelve local, non-profit organizations are competing to win cash prizes totaling $7,000, including Best of Show and People’s Choice. The People’s Choice winner will be voted on and announced along with Best of Show, Second and Third Place winners, at 6PM. For the People’s Choice Award, cast your vote for your favorite charity tree at Grand Park between 4-6PM and the tree with the most votes will win. This year’s Festival of Trees participating organizations are: Boys & Girls Clubs of The Emerald Coast, Children's Volunteer Health Network, Inc.,Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center, Emerald Coast Theatre Company, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, H.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue Inc., Shelter House, The Arc of the Emerald Coast, Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida, The Arc of Walton Countyand The Sonder Project. Last year, HEART Animal Rescue won Best of Show and People’s Choice and took home $4,500. Emerald Coast Theatre Company won Second Place and $1,500, the $1,000 Third Place prize was split between ARC of Emerald Coast and Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles. Good luck to all of our outstanding groups! We can't wait to see your creations in Grand Boulevard.