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Sponsors to decorate Kuu-us trees

The Kuu-us Crisis Line Society’s Festival of Trees are sponsored this year by Bert Holden, from left, festival coordinator Charlene Johnson,Gail MacDonald, Tricia Bryant of Phillips and Co., Faydra Arsenault of Animal Ark, Michelle Clarke and Bryn Tall of Alter Ego. Several other sponsors have also stepped up to decorate and donate trees. - SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News
The Kuu-us Crisis Line Society’s Festival of Trees are sponsored this year by Bert Holden, from left, festival coordinator Charlene Johnson,Gail MacDonald, Tricia Bryant of Phillips and Co., Faydra Arsenault of Animal Ark, Michelle Clarke and Bryn Tall of Alter Ego. Several other sponsors have also stepped up to decorate and donate trees.
— image credit: SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News

More than a dozen community organizations and individuals are preparing to decorate Christmas trees to give away to families in the Kuu-us Crisis Line Society’s 15th annual Festival of Trees, and still it’s not enough to help everyone this year, Kuu-us’ executive director Elia Nicholson-Nave said.

Recipient families were nominated by various community organizations. Seventeen sponsors will decorate and donate trees this year.

“Unfortunately, we had to turn people away this year. That goes to show there’s more demand,” Nicholson-Nave said.

Decorations will be boxed up and delivered with the trees, food hampers and gifts to families on Dec. 15.

“The kids, the families are so appreciative.”

Sponsors will decorate trees this weekend; trees will be on display at Animal Ark and Merit Furniture on Third Avenue and the Kuu-us office on Johnston Road at Adelaide Street. The public can vote for their favourite trees at the Kuu-us office, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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