Photo by Robert Williams, contributed

The Vergas Community Club had the Event Center decorated for the holidays during the first Festival of Trees. The fundraiser presented creatively-themed Christmas trees and seasonal wreaths for auction (below). Everything was sold with many of the trees purchased for display at local businesses with one part bidding and winning nine trees. Funds raised from the Festival of Trees will be used for future Vergas decorations. Above: The Grinch was on hand Saturday during day two of the Festival of Trees at the Vergas Event Center. Saturday’s portion of the event featured a last walk through the trees, cocoa and cookies, and a visit for kids, like Evelyn, with the Grinch.