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Girl Scouts' Festival of Trees donates over 100 trees to local families

Girls Scouts of Western New York spread joy to the world decorating over 100 trees Sunday.

AMHERST, N.Y. — AMHERST, N.Y.- It's that time of year again to untangle lights, pick out your tree and dig up the ornaments you made in second grade. If you think your tree decorating takes up too much time, imagine decorating trees for one hundred families.

The Girls Scouts of Western New York kicked off the holiday season decorating more than one hundred trees, Sunday. The Annual Festival of Trees held in partnership with the Boulevard mall provides fully decorated Christmas trees for families in need.

The tradition was started 20 years ago by a girl scout earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. Her goal was to make the holidays a little brighter for local families.

“During this season when girls are making a list of what they wish to receive during the holidays it is important for them to experience the meaning of giving back to others,” said Nancy Grimes, GSWNY Ken-Ton Service Unit Leader. “This event gives girls some personal joy and knowledge that they can take the lead and make a difference in allowing someone else to help serve the community.

An early view of the fully decorated trees will be held Friday December 7th from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. at the Boulevard Mall.

Families interested in receiving a tree should leave a message at 716-923-3790 to make pick-up and delivery arrangements. Trees are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information contact Chantel Wright at ktgsfestivaloftrees@gmail.com.