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Festival of Wreaths and Trees

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October 31, 2017

NEWBURYPORT—On November 24 and 25, Old South Presbyterian Church will host its first-ever Festival of Wreaths and Trees. All proceeds will go to the Pelican Intervention Fund, a Newburyport-based, grassroots organization that helps men and women struggling with addiction.  
The festival will begin on Friday, November 24 at 6:30 pm with an open-house “preview” featuring local musicians, story telling for children, and light refreshments. Doors will open at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 25, and attendees can purchase raffle tickets for more than 40 beautifully decorated wreaths and trees, as well as many gift cards and other raffle items donated by a variety of local businesses.
Demonstrations by local experts on holiday-themed topics, including decorating and flower arranging, and crafts, cookie decorating, and a visit from Father Christmas will keep children entertained throughout the day. Complimentary chair massages will round out the festivities. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.
“We’re excited to welcome people to Old South Presbyterian for what we hope will be an annual event,” says Reverend Dr. Sara Singleton, the church’s pastor. “There will be a wonderful assortment of wreaths, trees, and fun holiday activities for the whole family. Most important, we will be helping to fund a vital community organization that is working to alleviate the crisis of opiate addiction in our region.”
Please visit us at:
Location: Old South Presbyterian Church, 29 Federal St., Newburyport, MA Date/Time:
Open House Preview: Friday, November 24, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm, Saturday, November 25, 9:00 am–5:00 pm Admission: $5 per person, children under 12 free. Paid admission on Friday allows free admission to the festival on Saturday.
Raffle tickets: $10 per 25-ticket sheet
Old South Presbyterian is an historic church located in Newburyport’s South End that aims to serve Christ, the community of greater Newburyport, and the kingdom of God.
For more information:
Sue Emanuelson, Festival Chair, 978-551-3460