Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees

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For the third year we have decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees held at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland.

The Festival of Trees benefits Kennedy Krieger Institute, a comprehensive resource for children with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system.  The Festival is a holiday themed event with local music and entertainment, beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses, shopping, a children’s sports, games and crafts area, and of course, Santa Claus.  Held in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees 2011 will take place from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27, 2011.  Families throughout the region eagerly look forward to this event and consider it a holiday tradition.  Last year’s event attracted nearly 40,000 visitors and raised close to $900,000 for the patient programs and research performed at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Those numbers are HUGE and helps to provide necessary care for children within our communities.  After last year’s wonderful experience we decided to participate again and starting planning last December for this year’s tree.  This year we named our tree Colors of Christmas and used lots of different shapes and sizes of ornaments in shades of pik, blue, green, purple and silver, and tons of lights.  We think our tree came out great. 

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