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Halls decked with trees, treasures

Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 07:32 PM

If you feel like getting in the holiday mood then you'll enjoy the eleventh annual Festival of the Trees presented by the Brooksville Woman's Club at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 20428 Cortez Blvd. The final day for this seasonal event is today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cherry Stettin, president of the Brooksville Woman's Club, discussed this year's event and the variety of unique treasures the vendors have available.

"We started years ago at the Hernando County Fairgrounds. We've been at this location for several years. It is a great place for this event," said Stettin. "All the items are handcrafted and homemade by vendors. All proceeds help their individual charities. The event provides a great opportunity for fundraise."

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The festival is free to attend and offers a wide selection of items from plants to homemade crafts and baked goods.

Other activities include a photo opportunity with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon and performances by Jayne's Dance Academy at 11:30 a.m. and Suncoast School of the Arts at 12:30 p.m.

Joanne Shoch of the Humane Society of the Nature Coast expressed her enthusiasm in participating in the event for the first time, "Being our first year, it is a great event with so much to offer; very excited to be here."

Homemade items range from $2.50 and up. The Humane Society area offers supervised and private shopping for children so mom, dad and family members can be surprised on Christmas morning.

For more information, call (352) 796-6026 or (352)848-7988. (352) 544-5286

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