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‘Festival’ Proceeds Donated to Community Action


$535.52 in proceeds was raised during the Festival of Trees two weeks ago at Marion County Park. The proceeds, which were given to the Marion County Community Action program, will help buy Christmas baskets of food for over 70 needy people this year. Janet Ritchie, one of the festival’s committee members, 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 paid a quarter to cast their vote for favorite tree.