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Cambria Festival of Trees raises $15,000 for nonprofit groups

The "Best Use of Festival Theme" winner, at left, and "Most Creative or Unique Tree," right, frame the Coast Unified School District band under the direction of Larry Frost.
The "Best Use of Festival Theme" winner, at left, and "Most Creative or Unique Tree," right, frame the Coast Unified School District band under the direction of Larry Frost. Courtesy Photo

The 20th annual Festival of Trees raised about $15,000 for local nonprofit organizations Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Proceeds include the auction of donated decorated trees and from a silent auction of donated items. Sponsored by the Cambria Chamber of Commerce, the event theme was “When Treetops Glisten.”

Actress and comedian Jill Turnbow handled the auction. Trees sold for an average of $500. Beneficiaries include the Boy Scouts, Friends of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, the Homeless Animal Rescue Team and the Cambria Food Bank.

Food and wine donated by local restaurants and wineries were served. A host of volunteers made the event possible.

Judges Renee Linn, Patricia Griffin and Bert Etling chose these winning trees:











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