Easter Seals tree auction to be held on Dec. 6 at Blennerhassett Hotel

Photo by Wayne Towner Forty three trees, wreathes and mantel pieces are part of the 32nd annual Easter Seals Festival of Trees at the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg. The auction will be Dec. 6 at the Blennerhassett with a silent auction at 6 p.m. and a live auction at 7 p.m.

PARKERSBURG — The 32nd annual Easter Seals Festival of Trees is underway at the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg.

The event features 43 Christmas trees, wreaths and mantel pieces which have been created and decorated by local individuals, businesses and organizations which are on display through Dec. 6 at the Blennerhassett.

The trees have been on display since Nov. 20. On Dec. 6, the items will go on sale with a silent auction at 6 p.m. and the live auction at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 per person and are available at the door or in advance. They can be purchased at The Blennerhassett Hotel or by calling Easter Seals at 304-422-3343.

The festival benefits the community through its partnership with Easter Seals. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Easter Seals in its mission to serve children and families throughout the area.

Photo by Wayne Towner This tree from Valerie Young Realty LLC received first place in the Traditional category at the 32nd annual Easter Seals Festival of Trees at the Blennerhassett Hotel.

Awards were chosen in five categories: Animated/Children’s, Traditional, Wreath/Mantel Piece, Most Original and Victorian/Classical. The winners are:

Animated/Children’s

* First: Kiki Angelos

* Second: Brownie and Daisy Troop 31279

Traditional

* First: Valerie Young Realty LLC

* Second: Rhododendron Furniture and Design

Wreath/Mantel Piece

* First: Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Services

* Second: Parkersburg Women’s Club

Most Original

* First: Paula Vincent/Diva Door Designs

* Second: Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Services

Victorian / Classical

* First: Jon Six, Victoria West

* Second: WesBanco Bank

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