Festival of Trees 2012

The Festival of Trees rocked this year! We had more trees than ever (over 70), more people than ever (over 2800 visitors), and made more money for teacher grants than ever (over $19,000)!

Thank you all for your support!

A special thank you to Silent Auction & Tree donors (see listing below)…

… And to Creative Arts for face painting, and KidSing, Middle School Select Chorus, RMHS Chorus, Taylor Hilliard, Amy Colby and Brian James for all the wonderful music!

Event Highlights:

iPad Raffle Winner Lin Chabara

“What a surprise! We enjoyed the Festival of Trees! Thanks for all REF does for our children and thank you for the iPad. It will be put to good use.” – Lin





Winning Trees

“Gifts Galore and More” Reading Education Foundation

Most Spectacular
Best Tree Topper




“For the Birds” Girl Scout Troop 71302

Most Unusual






“Santa” Lee Kimball/DKJ Foundation

Most Creative






“In Honor of Maggie Carlson” RMHS PTO

Favorite Tree






Killiam PTO

Best Under






“Dreaming of White” Mahoney’s Garden Center

Runner up: Most Spectacular






“Up-cycled Art Tree” Coolidge Art Club

Runner up: Most Unusual
Runner up: Most Creative






“Accesorize Me” Young Women’s League

Runner up: Favorite
Runner up: Best Under






“Family is Forever, Love Never Melts” St. Agnes Church

Runner up: Most Creative






“Wizard of Oz” Coolidge Drama Club

Runner up: Best Topper






Other Favorites…

"iTunes" Parker Music Department

"Snow" Amy Hennessy









Creative Arts

"Its a wrap" Hannah Voegelin










Aine's Boutique

Reading Municipal Light Department










Silent Auction donors:

Sense of Wonder
Laschis Hair Salon and Day Spa
Vitality Wellness Day Spa ( Laurie H I got a facial)
Band Parents Org
Reading Butcher
Reading Liquors
Green Tomato
Jen Hughes, Lilybug Studio
Sanborn Place, Home Care & Day Services
Rohmer/Drake Family
Kelley Family
Jacquie Carson & Lori Foley
Alan Gilburg
The Malone Family
Northern Bank
Jenny Boston purse (Cynda)
Robyn Parker
Michael Boschetti, DMD
RiteAid, Haven Street
The Hollenbeck Family
The Downey Family
Phyllis Mercurio
A&K Jewelers
Pat Connors
The Organized Wardrobe
Newport Vineyards
Jenny Boston
Elite Freestyle Karate
Mission of Deeds

Tree Donors:

Aine’s Boutique
Alive and Well Chiropractic
American Girl Doll
Amy Hennessy
Barrows PTO
Birch Meadow PTO
Birch Meadow Student Council
Bove Family
Burbank YMCA
Century 21 Northshore
Connect the Tots
Coolidge Art Club
Coolidge Drama
Coolidge Library Homerooms
Coolidge Mentor Program
Coolidge Project Adventure
Coolidge Two Advisors
Creative Arts
Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom
Doherty Barile Family Funeral Homes of Reading
Elite Freestyle Karate & Elite Fitness
Eric’s Greenhouse
Everything but the Dog
Gardens by Demetra
Gaudreault Family
Girl Scout Troop 71302
Hannah Voegelin & Family
Hilliard Family
J&B Crosby
Joshua Eaton 3rd Grade
Joshua Eaton Student Council
Killiam PTO
Lee Kimball/DKJ Foundation
Longwood Place
Mahoney’s Garden Center
Mary Gould
Northeast Ballet
Parker ABC 8th Grade
Parker Art Department
Parker Study Skills Department
Parker Leadership & Service
Parker Music Department
Peirce Family
Reading Cooperative Bank
Reading Education Foundation
Reading Garden Club
Reading Municipal Light Department
Reading Rotary
Reading School Committee
Reading School Nutrition Department
RMHS Administration
RMHS Art Club
RMHS Drama Club
RMHS Choral Department
RMHS Class of 2014
RMHS Class of 2015
RMHS Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
RMHS Interact Club
RMHS World of Difference
Saint Agnes Parish
Sanborn Place Home care and Day Services
Sartell Electric
Timothy J Kelley, Attorney at Law
Wood End School
Wood End School PTO
Young Women’s League of Reading