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Festival of Trees Sees Record Turn-out

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:20 am

There were a record number of pines and people at Marion County Park this past weekend for the Festival of Trees. Janet Ritchie is one of the festival’s committee members. She says 38 trees were entered, up from around 30 last year. Ritchie adds the Knoxville Federated Garden Club won first place in the event, where residents voting for your favorite tree cost a quarter. Proceeds are still being tallied up, and will go to the Marion County Community Action program which buys Christmas baskets of food for needy families.