6th Annual Festival of Trees

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-17 14:33:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - There's a big fundraiser coming up this weekend, all with the intention of raising money for a good cause.

The Sixth Annual Festival of Trees was created in 2009 to raise awareness and money for the Big Bend Habitat for Humanity. 

Several organizations come together to decorate holiday trees that will be available for purchase throughout the event.  

Bill Oliver, President of the BBHH and Marti Chumbler, a board member of BBHH got a chance to sit down with WTXL Midday's Jade Bulecza to tell her why this event is so important to the Big Bend Habitat for Humanity.

"This is a huge event for us.  We don't do a lot of stuff all year long and so this is our signature event.  This is where we put in all out time and effort, all the board members work as hard as they can," said Oliver.  "This is one of the ways we help raise money for the administrative costs."

The trees vary in size from mini to large. In addition to the festive trees, there will be live performances from Del Suggs, Drew Tillman, The New 76ers, Coon Bottom Creek, Mary Z. Cox, Tim Kelly, Hot Tamale, The Bothys, Eclectic Acoustic, Ernest Toole, Barry Sager, Capital Bells, John Dimino, Sail Bluegrass, and varied Leon High School ensembles.

The festival will begin on Friday, November 21st and will last through Sunday, November 23rd. 

For more information, visit: or call: (850) 578-2244.