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Festival Of Christmas Trees

Story: By Kristine Lane
Nov 03, 2017
Festival of Christmas Trees
Quota International (QI) invites the community to view and judge an eclectic display of Christmas trees, and enjoy its annual Festival of Christmas Trees fundraising event.

Repeating their successful event from last year, QI hopes to surpass last year’s fundraising efforts in order to help fund programs aligning to their 2016-2017 service theme of ‘Sound Beginnings for Children’.  Profits from this year’s festival will be directed towards the QuoCKa Reading Program in local primary schools, local refuges for women and children, the Cartmill Riding for the Disabled, Hummingbird House Hospice for Children,
and the Hear and Say Centre at Ashgrove.

The two-day event will begin with a wine and cheese evening (for invited guests only) on Friday 1st December from 6-8pm where the tree entries will be judged and the Multitude Choir will perform. On Saturday 2nd, the public is encouraged to visit the display from 9am-3pm and vote in the People’s Choice category, with the winner being announced at 2.30pm.

There will also be Christmas gift stalls, children’s activities, and a raffle. The entry fee of $5 per person includes three voting tickets, tea, coffee,
and cake, with additional votes available at three for $2.

Publicity Coordinator of QI, Kay Smallhorne, says, “The challenge is to decorate a themed tree which embodies the spirit of Christmas and promotes a particular business or group. 

By organising an even bigger display of trees this year, we are anticipating some outstanding
local talent.”

Businesses, schools, organisations, and individuals are encouraged to decorate a themed tree in a creative fashion to be displayed, judged and voted for by the public for the Festival. Trees can be decorated in the form of colour, items used to create or decorate the tree, the shape and design of the tree itself, or can generate an idea or have a message. 

Being held in Webb Hall at the Redcliffe Showgrounds, it promises to be an exciting, family event to help share the spirit of Christmas giving.

“We are aiming for our Festival to become a much anticipated and loved Christmas event that is embraced by the whole community at a time which is all about caring and giving to those less fortunate than ourselves,” Kay says.

Festival of Christmas Trees
Saturday 2nd Dec 9am-3pm
or phone Lyn on ph 0407 286 487