PORT ANGELES — If Santa Claus and fresh pine wreaths don’t put you in a holiday mood, how about Ichiro on a Christmas tree?
The six-foot “Mariners Tree,” complete with baseballs, an Ichiro T-shirt and bats hidden in its branches, is one of 40 lavishly decorated Christmas trees and other holiday decorations on display today at the Vern Burton Community Center.
Today is the conclusion of the 11th annual Festival of Trees, a three-day fund-raiser for Olympic Medical Center and the Exchange Club.
All of the trees were auctioned off Friday night but from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can see them before they are delivered to the homes or businesses of the winning bidders.
Most of the trees went for about $1,000 each, but several fetched between $1,600 and $4,300.
Admission is $4 at the door of the Vern Burton, with children under 12 free. There’s holiday music and a special children’s activity area.
On Saturday about 2,000 people looked over the elaborate Christmas trees and dozens of wreaths and heard holiday music performed by area musicians and school groups.
Organizers of the festival say they expect at least that many visitors today.The rest of this story appears in today’s Peninsula Daily News. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.