Charity Tree Auction
The second annual Charity Tree Auction was hosted by members of the Emmetsburg Retail Association. The Sunday afternoon auction was part of the 25 Days of Christmas event.
Myrna Heddinger is pictured (at left) looking at some of the trees that were sold at auction.
Twenty-four Emmetsburg merchants decorated trees for the auction. Proceeds of $1,247 will be given to the Heating Assistance Program at Upper Des Moines Oppportunity.
With a snowy weekend, the number of bidders was short but spirited. With sounds of the season by Glenn Henriksen, bidders held their Christmas tree bidding numbers high. One of the trees was purchased, then donated back to be purchased again. A couple of people increased their own bids, and there was a nice donation at the end of the event.
More photos from the Charity Tree Auction are on page 18.