BEDFORD, Va. -

A popular Christmas decoration is helping raise money for some Bedford charities.

The Bedford Welcome Center is hosting its annual "Festival of Trees."

27 trees are on display.  Each one is decorated by a different organization or business.

There's an "apple" tree made of recycled parts from Apple computers.  Another honors heroes from World War II.

Visitors can vote for their favorite tree.  Each vote costs a dollar.  Sponsors of the three most popular trees will split all of the money raised and give it to their favorite charity.

"It's good for the community to get together and come here to see that we all can band together, do an event like this, and raise money for some really good causes," said Cory Giles, a welcome center supervisor.

The welcome center will be open until 9 p.m. on Fridays in December, to give visitors more time to see the trees.