Taylor Garden Club decorates trees, donates them to fund-raiser for Children's Hospital

Members of the Taylor Garden Club donated 18 decorated trees to the annual Festival of Trees to benefit Children’s Hospital of Detroit. The trees will be sold during the festival, which continues through Sunday, November 28, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The Festival of Trees is one of the largest annual special event fundraisers for medical research at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. The festival is a public display and sale featuring individually designed Christmas trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses, Christmas stockings, a festive gift shop and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 23; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 24; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, November 26-27, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 28. The festival is closed Thanksgiving Day, November 25. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Children younger than 2 are admitted free. For more information, visit www.fot.org.

Taylor residents Maria Burt (left) and Michele Hightower stand next to their decorated trees
with "Winter Wonderland" and "Tinseltown" themes, respectively. Maria had help on the
snowmen tree from Shirley Williams, also from Taylor.

Stephanie Keeney of Lincoln Park and
son Zak created an "Under the Sea" tree
for the festival. Stephanie was co-chair
of the Taylor Garden Club project.

Pattie Kehr (above) of Taylor and Angela Koleza of
Dearborn Heights created this "Christmas Sweets" tree.

Taylor resident Jan Woodford, co-chair of the Garden Club
tree decorating effort, created a Christmas tree called

More photos coming soon.