The halls have been decked for a good cause, and if you live in an apartment in Lynchburg you can enjoy the festivities while helping out. This weekend kicked off the Festival of Trees and organizers were busy getting all of the trees in place.
Proceeds benefit three really worthy causes in our area -- The Forest Rotary Club, The United Way of Central Virginia and the Centra Cancer Patient Support Fund.
The event takes is a fundraiser, but Marie Martin with the United Way of Central Virginia said it also helps lift the spirits of patients and their families.
"The patients not only enjoyed seeing the trees but they enjoyed watching us put the trees together and to watch people bring them in and the excitement with it and it kind of took them away from what they were here for," Martin said.
Here's a list of the remaining events:
Friday, November 16 - Open House, 5:30pm-8:00pm, $5 per person
Saturday, November 17 - Gala & Auction, 7:00pm-10:00pm, $40/person or $75/couple-including 1 drink ticket/person, Magnolia Foods, music by the Red Rooster Romeo's
Purchase Tickets at LynchburgTickets.com or by calling 846-8467