Participating organizations

Organizations scheduled to participate in the silent auction include:

• Azalea Quilt Guild — tree and wreath, plus selling items;

• Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Emergency Food Bank — tree;

• Brookings-Harbor Education Foundation — tree and wreath;

• Brookings-Harbor Garden Club — tree and wreath, plus selling holiday gift baskets of succulent plants;

• Brookings-Harbor Lions Club — tree and wreath, plus selling homemade peppermint fudge and white chocolate carmel nut bark;

• Brookings-Harbor High School Leadership — tree with proceeds benefitting Katelyn’s Cause;

• ChariTree — tree;

• Chetco Activity Center — tree;

• Chetco Grange — tree;

• Coastline Neighbors — tree

• Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative — tree and wreath with proceeds benefitting South Coast Humane Society;

• Curry Community Cares Inc. — tree;

• Curry Student Success Fund — tree and wreath;

• Dress A Girl Around the World — tree and wreath sponsored by David Allen State Farm Insurance;

• Friends of the Library — tree and wreath;

• Janice Curtis Bird Sanctuary — tree;

• Oasis Shelter Home — tree and wreath;

• Smith River United Methodist Church — tree

• Southern Oregon Kite Festival— tree;

• Wally’s House — tree and wreath sponsored by The Christmas Shoppe;

• Webfoot Weavers Guild — tree.

The annual ChariTree Festival will feature nonprofit agencies selling 21 decorated Christmas trees and 11 wreaths.

People can make bids on the trees and wreaths that will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Chetco Grange Community Center at 97895 Shopping Center Ave. in Harbor. Admission is free.

In addition to placing bids during the silent auction, guests can vote for their favorite tree and purchase raffle tickets for prizes. The raffle funds help purchase next year’s trees and stands for nonprofits to decorate. Trees will also receive awards from a panel of judges.

Children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and shop at the KASPER gift store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit KASPER summer recreation programs for youth.

Lunch will be available for $5 with proceeds benefitting the Chetco Grange.

ChariTree is a non-profit committee of the Brookings Area Council for the Arts that brings awareness of local nonprofits and helps them to fundraise for their activities all while the community enjoys a holiday festival of trees, festival organizers said.

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