Festival of Trees returns to Bedford County for 9th year

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- The Festival of Trees is back in Bedford County. Over 28 Christmas trees are spread throughout the Bedford Welcome Center.

All trees are decorated by local organizations. You can pay a dollar to vote for your favorite tree. All of the money donated goes to a charity of the organization’s choice.

“That's the spirit of Christmas. That's what Christmas is all about… is giving. And this is a great way to do it, said Dan Crumrine with the Beddford Welcome Center. “There's a lot to choose from and you can also look for your favorite tree. And people put a lot of effort into these trees.”

Last year they raised over 27 hundred dollars. The competition will go on until January 1st.