Gallery board member Karen Fry decorates the Station House Gallery’s entry for the First Annual Festival of Trees for charity taking place at the Signal Point Gaming Centre.

Gallery board member Karen Fry decorates the Station House Gallery’s entry for the First Annual Festival of Trees for charity taking place at the Signal Point Gaming Centre.

Festival of trees helps families in need

The first annual Festival of Trees coming up at the Signal Point Gaming Centre provides a unique opportunity to help people in need.

The first annual Festival of Trees coming up at the Signal Point Gaming Centre provides a unique opportunity to help people in need this Christmas.

Community groups are decorating Christmas trees that will be on display at the centre between Nov. 29 and Dec. 19 as inspiration for people to donate a toy or non-perishable food item to help a family or individual in need this Christmas.

In exchange for donations visitors will receive a ballot to vote for their favourite charity tree.

Funds raised will be shared by the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre and the Salvation Army to help make Christmas a little brighter for individuals and families in need.

The grand opening ceremony is on Dec. 2 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the centre.

The three trees winning the most votes will share in Signal Point’s October to  December “found money” program dollars.