2011 Festival of Trees

The annual REF Festival of Trees was a great success!

The event, held December 3rd & 4th, is a key fundraiser for REF grants. It was attended by more than 1500 people and raised over $15,300, all of which will go towards education grants in Reading schools – that’s $3000 more than last year!

A big THANK YOU to all the donors – businesses & individuals, volunteers, entertainers and attendees! We couldn’t have done it without you. For a complete listing of these folks and photos of the event, CLICK HERE!

Event Highlights:

Photo courtesy of Brian O'Connor

The ipad raffle was won by: Melissa and Emelie Seery — congratulations!




And the Winning Trees are….

Photo courtesy of Josh Nunes/www.natlightphotography.com

The Malone Family – Pirates of the Caribbean

Most Spectacular Tree
Most Favorite Tree






Photo courtesy of Josh Nunes/www.natlightphotography.com

Creative Arts – Creativity Recycled

Most Unusual
Most Creative







Photo courtesy of Josh Nunes/www.natlightphotography.com

Hannah Voeglin – Mele Kalikimaka: In honor of the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Best Under Tree Display






Photo courtesy of the Matheson Family

Frosty The Snowman: Coolidge Middle School – Ms. Reidt’s and Ms. Steinhauser’s Advisory Groups

    Best Tree Topper