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Gathering 'round the trees
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Sue Barrett arranges ornaments on Christmas trees Friday as they prepare for the annual Festival of Trees tonight at the Peppercorn Banquets and Catering Facility in Monroe. The event raises money for local nonprofit organizations.
MONROE - The trees were decorated with care in expectation that bidders soon would be there.The Festival of Trees and Charity Auction has benefited local nonprofit groups since 1993, with the exception of 2007, when the event wasn't held.