Each year, we have had the privilege of participating in the Western Youth Network’s Festival of Trees! This is an annual fundraiser that benefits the children of the North Carolina High Country through the Western Youth Network. There are more than 120 wreaths and trees displayed in the area. We entered the event with our “National Parks and Wildlife” themed tree.
The generosity of a number of businesses adorn our tree and we couldn’t be more thankful for their gracious support. Donations to our tree include: a 4-person ticket pass to Grandfather Mountain, a $58 gift ticket certificate to Apple Hill Farm, and many goods and presents from Common Good Co in Boone! Our tree is also full of special ornaments that center around our theme. There are many trees to bid on this year, but if you’re hobbies include nature, hiking, camping, fishing, or you’re just an animal lover, make sure to take a good look at our tree during the bidding process.
The festival lasts throughout the month of November and includes events such as Wreath making, Hot Chocolate social, Festival Film, WYNter Wonderland Cookie and concludes on November 30th with a one- day fundraiser that raises $20,000 in one day for the Western Youth Network. All proceeds go to helping the children in the High Country! This is certainly a special time of year, especially with the generosity that surrounds our community. The Western Youth Network does the work of angels all year long.
Being able to support a foundation as admirable as the Western Youth Network is truly a blessing. They are such a bright light in our community. Real Estate is what we do, but our community is what we love and support.
Be sure to look-out for other Holiday blogs to follow! We can’t wait to see what’s in store for this Christmas season.