17th Festival of Trees

Safenet Services Executive Director Jody Reiss discusses the 17th annual Festival of Trees.

1. What is the Festival of Trees?

Festival of Trees is a Safenet Services fundraiser. Decorated Christmas trees will line the windows of businesses downtown for anyone to bid on. There will also be gifts, baskets, experiences and holiday items to bid on.

2. How is this year’s event different?

In the past, Safenet would sell close to 430 tickets to a fun, sit-down dinner with a live and silent auction. This year, as it was last year, the event will be virtual. The link to the auctions will be available on Safenet’s website and the 17th annual Festival of Trees Facebook page.

3. How can you get involved?

Businesses on Main Street can display a decorated tree in their store windows for auction. Community members are invited to walk down Main Street and pick which trees to bid on. Safenet is welcoming anyone to join the planning committee to help with the event organization.

4. Where do the proceeds go?

All proceeds from Festival of Trees go directly to Safenet Services. Donations and sponsorships will help Safenet continue its mission statement.

5. What is Safenet Services mission?

Safenet Services mission is to create a safe, health and supportive environment for women and families healing from the consequences of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

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