For 34 years, the annual Festival of Trees has been a festive attraction for the Lawrence community during the holiday season. It is the primary fundraising event for The Children’s Shelter, a nonprofit social service agency that aims to improve the lives of children and families.
The festival is held each year at Liberty Hall, a historic theater in Downtown Lawrence. Groups, individuals and businesses are invited to decorate themed trees or wreaths for the live auction. McGrew Real Estate agents Kim Clements and Brenda Johnston each donated an item.
Johnston donated a lovely holiday wreath, one of 20 decorated and donated for the festival. It is a festive adornment for a holiday home entrance.
Clements and her husband partner each year with another Lawrence family to create and donate a tree to be auctioned off. This winter wonderland of a tree, one of 40 at this year’s auction, is made up of beautiful ornaments.
Typically, the Festival of Trees gala and auction cap off the festivities, but this year is different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In place of an in-person auction, there is a silent and live online auction. Find out how you can bid on these holiday items HERE.