Festival of Trees, 2013

The Festival of Trees was brilliant! With over 70 trees donated and a fabulous silent auction, we raised over $20,000 for teacher grants in Reading Schools!

Thank you all for your support!

A special thank you to Lowe’s for donating the REF tree this year, and to Sartell Electric for lighting, Bertucci’s for the Pizza, Terry Weir for music, and the Reading Rotary Club for the cotton candy, not to mention all of our beloved Silent Auction & Tree donors (see listing below)…

… And to Creative Arts for face painting, plus KidSing, Middle School Select Chorus, RMHS Select Chorus, Taylor Hilliard, and the Wood End and Birch Meadow Ukeleles (funded by a REF grant) for all the wonderful music!

Event Highlights

Winning Trees

“Tree O Dough” – Bertucci’s Restaurant in Reading
Most Creative
“All That Glitters” – Reading Education Foundation
Most Spectacular
“Creative Arts” – Creative Arts 
Most Unusual
“Frostree the Snowman” – Mission of Deeds
Best Topper
“Candy Land” – Interact Club
Best Under Tree Display




Other Great Trees!

"French Country Christmas" - The Hennessy & Dolan Families

"Colorful Creations" - Sawyer Nursery School


"Power of Lights" - RMLD


"Hooked on Music" - Parker Music Department

"Old Fashioned Christmas" - Mary Gould

"The Grinch" - Lee Kimball


"Lego Slam" - Joshua Eaton 3rd & 4th Graders

"Rainbow Loom-ination" - The Nelson Family

"Pink is the New Green" - RMHS Drama Club


"Wizard of Oz" - EMARC

"Christmas in July" - The Bove Family

"Silver & Gold" - RMHS Class of 2017


"Accessorize Me" - Young Women's League of Reading

"Wishing Tree" - Sponsored by REF

"The Grinch" - Lee Kimball & DJK Foundation


"Owl be Home for Christmas" - Reading Garden Club



Tree Donors

Aines Boutique
Alive & Well Chiropractic
Barrows Elementary School PTO
Bertucci’s Restaurant
Birch Meadow Elementary School
Bove Family
Brian Crosby
Brownie Troop 65036
Burbank YMCA
Connect the Tots
Coolidge Middle School Art Department
Coolidge Middle School Developmental Learning Center Program
Coolidge Middle School Grade 8 Learning Center Homeroom
Coolidge Middle School Homeroom A1
Coolidge Middle School Library Homerooms
Coolidge Middle School Student Support Program
Coolidge Middle School Infinity
Coolidge Middle School Team Polaris
Creative Arts
Doherty Barile Funeral Home
Everything But the Dog
Flower Shoppe at Erics
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 71620
Girl Scout Troop 71302
Girl Scout Troop 73701
Girl Scout Troop 75235
Grumpy Doyle’s
Hennessy & Dolan Families
Hilliard Family
Joshua Eaton 3rd & 4th Graders
Joshua Eaton Student Council
Killam School
Lee Kimball & DJK Foundation
Longwood Place at Reading
Mahoney’s Garden Center
 Mary Gould
Mission of Deeds
Nelson Family
Northeast Youth Ballet
Olde Redding Butcher Shoppe
Parents Supporting Student Theater 
Parker Middle School Art Department
Parker Middle School Music Department
Parker Middle School Peer Leadership
Peirce Family
Reading Co-operative Bank
Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse
Reading Garden Club
Reading Interact Club
Reading Public Library
Reading School Committee & Superintendent’s Office
Reading School Food Service
Reading Youth Hockey PeeWee Teams 2 & 3
RMHS Administration
RMHS Art Club
RMHS Choral Department
RMHS Class of 2014 & 2015
RMHS Class of 2016
RMHS Class of 2017
RMHS Drama Club: Cast & Crew of Legally Blonde
RMHS Gay Straight Alliance
Reading Municipal Light Department
Sanborn Place
Sawyer Nursery School
Shields Family
Timothy Kelley, Attorney at Law
Wood End Elementary School PTO
Wood End Elementary School Staff
Young Women’s League of Reading

Silent Auction Donors

Alan Gilburg
Bobbie & Alicia Botticelli
Burbank YMCA
Camp to Castle
Cupcake City
Dicara’s Deli
Douglas, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home
Downey Family
Elite Fitness Center
Green Tomato
Health Touch
Hollenbeck Family
Jacquie Carson
Jenny DiMuzio & Andrew Norton
Kelley Family
Kiss 108
Macaroni Grill
Malone Family
Northern Bank
Quannapowitt Players
Richie Willis
RMHS Band Parent Organization
Salem Five Bank
Sanborn Place
Sense of Wonder
Shields Family
Webb Family