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Festival of Trees worthy of support and attendance

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To the editor:

Friday night, we took our out-of-town company to the Festival of Trees at Friendship Manor for supper, as is our tradition.

As usual, the dining room was a picture. The trees, wreaths and swags were beautiful, and it was fun to look at the different styles of decoration -- from sports to nature to a sophisticated look that would be right at home in a Chicago townhouse.

Supper that night was mostaccioli and meatballs, with homemade cream puffs for dessert. (It's different every night.) It was delicious, and eating among the lighted trees was special.

The Festival of Trees has had many incarnations over the years, and they've all been great. I might like this one the best, though. It provides a festive place for families to eat during the holidays at $7 a meal, and it gives the residents of Friendship Manor the fun of having company coming in all week. Some of the trees and other decorations are sold by silent auction, with proceeds going to local charities. Other trees are donated to needy local families.

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Sadly, the number of sponsors is down this year. Perhaps that's to be expected with the economy in its present condition. But if you can afford it, and you are looking for a charity to support this Christmas, I'll bet the Manor would still accept your cash donation. Just call Jerry Berglin at 732-9647.

The Festival of Trees continues from 4 to 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 4. Bring along a nonperishable food item for the local food pantry when you come, will you?

Most sincerely,

Nancy Gehlbach

[Posted December 01, 2010]

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