Record year for Goodwill's Festival of Trees
FOX 4 Staff
The Fort Myers River District Alliance won both the Most Traditional and Best All-Around ribbons from festivalgoers for its tree 'It's a Wonderful Life'
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Goodwill Industries is celebrating the success of a holiday tradition tonight. Goodwill's sixth annual Festival of Trees and Tux & Tree Gala raised a record $95,000 to support the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. The effort topped last year's fund raising efforts by almost $40,000.
The Festival of Trees is a week-long showcase of holiday trees, each beautifully decorated by Southwest Florida businesses, organizations and individuals. More than 6,000 people visited this year's free holiday showcase at the Sidney and Bernie Davis Art Center.
23 of the trees were sold at the Gala's live auction.