The 42nd annual Festival of Trees begins Wednesday
Published: November 29, 2012 08:16AM
Updated: November 28, 2012 10:16AM
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Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune Volunteers with the Festival of Trees puts last minute touches to displays in the the 42nd annual fundraiser for Primary Children’s Medical Center Tuesday morning November 27. The festival will run Wednesday through Saturday November 28-December 1, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy.

Volunteers with the Festival of Trees have put the last-minute touches on displays in the 42nd annual fundraiser for Primary Children’s Medical Center. Among the displays this year is an intricate gingerbread house made by the Timpview Women’s Correctional Facility.

The fundraiser began in 1970, when a group of 15 women led by Betty Wells organized the event built around all things Christmas. In the 42 years since, the Festival of Trees has raised almost $31 million for the children’s hospital, including $1.65 million last year.

The Festival of Trees will run Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy.