The 8th Annual ChariTree Holiday Festival raised $7,534 for 18 nonprofits during the event held Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Chetco Grange in Brookings.
The money was collected through tree and wreath auctions, a raffle and other sales. ChariTree is a nonprofit committee of the Brookings Area Council for the Arts that promotes awareness of local nonprofits and helps the nonprofits raise funds for their activities.
ChariTree organizers purchase the live trees each holiday season from Gold Beach Lumber Co. The local nonprofits and/or their sponsors decorate the trees for the display, which are silently auctioned off to support each nonprofit.
The annual ChariTree event originally was hosted by C&K Market (Stacy Patton) in December 2010.
The ChariTree organizers thank the participants, sponsored, community judges, the young greeter elves and the event sponsors. Organizers also thank the Grange for its continued support and to the lovely Princess Elsa for her visit to the festival
The ChariTree 2019 Community Judges were Chetco Community Public Library Director Julie Retherford, Chetco Community Public Library Assistant Director Kat Temple, Brookings City Councilman John McKinney and BJs Beach Dogs Jay Miller.
The 2019 Award Winners (Each receive $35)
- Best In Show: Wally’s House
- Elves Award: Azalea Quilt Guild
- Santa Helper: KASPER
- People’s Choice: B-H-Garden Club