Today the 18th Annual Festival of Trees kicked off in it’s new location. After covering the event last year in the Penn State Ag Arena, which was a very large space with poor light, I enjoyed the new warm and homey feeling at CPI. With a smaller venue, the trees were closer together which made the experience, and photographs more overwhelming. As I wondered the rows of trees decorated by local organizations and business’s I watched for people expressions to light up as the holiday cheer spread.
Examining all of the ornaments is what brought many visitors in. People of all ages had a hand in creating the decorations, including preschoolers for a Red Fish, Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss themed tree, and middle school students for dog and cat ornaments on the Centre County PAWS tree.