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'Gift of Love': Festival of Trees takes place this week

Deseret News

Published: Mon, Dec. 2 5:28 p.m. MST

 Debbie DeBoer works to adjust the top of a tree she is working on behalf of Heidi Miller, whose mother, Sherry Black, was killed in 2010. Thousands of people set up trees and other decorations Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, for the 2013 Festival of Trees at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. The festival is a fundraiser for Primary Children's Hospital.

Debbie DeBoer works to adjust the top of a tree she is working on behalf of Heidi Miller, whose mother, Sherry Black, was killed in 2010. Thousands of people set up trees and other decorations Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, for the 2013 Festival of Trees at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. The festival is a fundraiser for Primary Children's Hospital.

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SANDY — The memories of loved ones were channeled into a good cause Monday as thousands of people converged on the South Towne Expo Center to set up for the annual Festival of Trees.

The festival is a fundraiser for Primary Children's Hospital. People place bids on the trees and other decorations. The theme is "Gift of Love."

There are more than 800 trees in the festival, as well as other decorations.

The Festival opens to the public Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. each day.

For more information, see www.festivaloftreesutah.org.

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1. george of the jungle
goshen, UT,
Dec. 3, 2013

Sounds like a good way to buy a all ready decorated Christmas Tree. Great Idea. My wife and I have collected, through the years cool stuff for our tree every year. It' big undertaking to put up, A hole week of boxes stacked in the living room. I can see that there will be a time that my beautiful tree could go to benefit a good cause. I hope they do this for ever.