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Mentoring Center to have Christmas Tree decorating exhibit

| November 14, 2012

Pictured here is the Christmas tree during last year’s Candlelighting ceremonies in Roscoe Village. If you love decorating for this festive holiday season, consider donating a decorated tree to the Mentoring Center’s Festival of Trees which will be Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. The deadline to donate a tree has been extended to this Friday, Nov. 16. For those interested in donating a tree, contact the Mentoring Center at 623-8110.

COSHOCTON – The community is invited to stop by the Mentoring Center of Coshocton County to view their first Festival of Trees Christmas Tree decorating exhibit. The exhibit will run Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. Currently, there are 15 trees which have been donated for the exhibit, but there is still time to donate a tree. The Mentoring Center has extended their deadline to this Friday, Nov. 16. For those interested in donating a tree, contact the Mentoring Center at 623-8110.

“We decided we needed to find some new creative ways for fundraising,” said Shelia Mayes, Executive Director of the Mentoring Center. “One of our board members brought this idea to our attention and we’re excited to offer this to the community.”

Each tree that will be displayed as a different theme, including two snowmen trees, a pink tree, candy cane, primitive, traditional Christmas, angel tree, a Victorian vintage tree, and many more. Tree sizes range from tabletop trees to 6 ½ feet tall.

If you find a tree you really like, there will be a silent auction where you can bid on the tree of your choice. Make sure to vote for your favorite tree in the People’s Choice Awards. All the funds raised from the silent auction will go toward the Mentoring Center.

“It’s just for fun and everyone who comes through the exhibit will be able to vote,” said Mayes.

Not only will the exhibit feature beautiful trees, but Santa will be there for pictures, and there will be cookies, baked goods for sale, hot chocolate, and Christmas music.

For those who have signed up to donate a tree, set up will be Nov. 26 – 29 at the Mentoring Center. Participants may choose to decorate at their site or at the Mentoring Center.

The exhibit will be open to the public Friday, Nov. 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. and Dec. 1 – 2 from 2 – 5 p.m. Anyone who is interested in donating a tree, contact the Mentoring Center at the number above.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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