Holiday trees at GSU to help needy kids

By Dal Cannady bio | email

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Believe it or not, the holiday season is already here. More than a dozen groups are trying to help spread decorating style and help less fortunate children.

Georgia Southern University is hosting it's second annual Festival of Trees. Local businesses and groups decorated trees and displayed them at the Nessmith Lane Center. Each is decorated with a different theme.

Visitors can drop by and purchase tickets to win as many of the trees they like. Proceeds will go to the Christmas In the 'Boro project.

"You can also come by and just look at the trees and get ideas for what you want to do with your own tree this holiday season," explained Charlotte Woody with Georgia Southern's College of Continuing Education.

In addition, a row of table top trees each comes with a combination of gift certificates and gift items. Vistors can buy tickets from 1pm until 6pm Wednesday through Friday and all day Saturday.

The festival of trees wraps up Saturday with a day of puppet shows, merchant displays in the Nessmith-Lane Center. They'll draw for the trees around 6pm.

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