O' Christmas Tree - A Fields-Penn Christmas
Local organizations decorating trees as a way to raise food donations for needy people and animals. Nearly one thousand people attended the premiere event last season and over 6,000 food items were collected for Faith in Action's Stone Soup and Animal Defense League.
The organizations participating in 2014 are Barter Theatre, Animal Defense League, William King Museum, Arts Depot, Advance Abingdon, Historical Society of the Washington County, Washington County Public Library, United Way, Heartwood Artisan Center and the DAR/Muster Grounds.
The museum is FREE of charge, and the trees are FREE to see, as well. To vote for a favorite tree, however, one may place non-perishable food at its base, each item worth set points. At the end of the event, these points are tallied for donations, and the winning tree is named. Preferred contributions for this year are peanut butter and canned fruit for Faith in Action.