| Dec 10, 2009


Back to HomeFeature Article - December 10, 2009 CF Festival of Trees starts todayBy Jeff Green

Pearl Robinson was a little nervous early this week as the Central Frontenac Festival of Trees approached. Even though the festival committee has everything in hand and all the details seem to have been worked out, this is Robinson’s first year at the helm of the event, though she has been involved in the past.

“Everyone that I’ve asked to do something has come through marvellously, and the support has been good, but I still have some jitters,” she said.

This year’s festival, which runs from today until Saturday afternoon, follows the familiar successful format that has been its hallmark for years.

The trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses and “anything goes” creations were all put together on Wednesday evening, and the judging took place this morning.

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The opening luncheon and announcement of the awards takes place at the Sharbot Lake Legion at noon, and the festival will run until 8:00 tonight. On Friday, students will be coming in throughout the school day from schools throughout the region, and the public will also be welcome until 8:00 pm. On Saturday the festival runs until 4:00 pm, when the draws for all the trees and other items will be held. Monetary or food donations to the North Frontenac Food Bank are requested as a voluntary entrance fee, and tickets will be on sale throughout the festival for an opportunity to win all of the items.

Entertainment will run all weekend as well. Entertainers include Barbara Agnew and her piano students and Country Church on Thursday, the Young Choristers, Limestone City Cloggers, St Paul’s United Church (Perth) and the Humdingers of Friday, and the Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra, the Arden Glee Club and the Ardenaires on Saturday. Refreshments are available as well.

For further information, call Barb at 613-279-1139 or Pearl at 613-279-2046. 

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