Sturgis Festival of Trees scheduled for Friday

November 16, 2018

STURGIS — The 24th annual Sturgis Festival of Trees will be Friday at First Interstate Bank, 1200 Main St., Sturgis.

From wreaths to quilts to country-Christmas-themed trees, the annual Sturgis Festival of Trees will have an array of amazing items on the auction block this year.

There are 20 trees, many wreaths and a handful of holiday-themed table settings donated this year from both individuals and businesses.

Rosemary Roth, Sturgis Festival of Trees coordinator, hesitates to name a favorite.

“They are all so different and beautiful,” she said.

Metal ornaments and farmhouse elements have emerged as this year’s go-to décor, Roth said.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with the social. The auction begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person with proceeds from the admission price going to the Sturgis Kiwanis Food Pantry.

There also will be items available in a silent auction.

Each year the Sturgis Festival of Trees raises between $35,000 and $40,000, Roth said.

Proceeds from this year’s auction will go to the Northern Hills Regional Home and Hospice and FIB Greater Sturgis Area Fund.

“So many people who donate or buy trees and wreaths have had a hospice experience. We know what we do for hospice will bless someone. This event has become a labor of love,” Roth said.

She encourages people to come out a support good causes in both the local community and the Northern Hills.

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