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Festival of Trees in Grand Boulevard Kicks off Nov. 25

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Festival of Trees at Grand Boulevard
    Kick off event Tue, Nov 25, 4-6pm
    Trees remain on display through Dec. 25

    Grand Boulevard’s fifth annual “Festival of Trees” will showcase 12 uniquely decorated Christmas trees from area non-profit organizations, Nov. 25 – Dec. 25 in Grand Park. The public is invited to attend the kick-off on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., as the trees are lighted, judged on their decorations and winners are announced at 6 p.m. A People’s Choice winner will be selected by the voting public that night as well. Abrakadoodle will provide festive holiday face-painting, making it a fun kickoff to the holidays for the entire family.

    This year’s participating organizations are:

    Building Homes for Heroes
    Emerald Coast Relay for Life
    Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
    Children’s Volunteer Health Network
    Children in Crisis
    Junior League of the Emerald Coast
    Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
    Alaqua Animal Refuge
    The ARC of Walton County
    Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast
    Heart Animal Rescue and Horizons.

    The non-profit organizations are competing to win cash prizes totaling $5,000, including Best of Show and People’s Choice. The People’s Choice winner will be voted on and announced along with Best of Show and Second Place winners at the kick-off, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. For the People’s Choice Award, the public will be able to vote for their favorite tree at Grand Park and the tree with the most votes will win the People’s Choice award.


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    Last year, Alaqua Animal Refuge won both the Best of Show and People’s Choice, taking home $4,000. The trees will be on display through Christmas and open to the public to enjoy.
     
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    Festival of Trees Kickoff Celebration on Tuesday, November 25 4-6PM !

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