Yes, the calendar just turned to fall. But our Friends of Elkhart Public Library can’t help planning to make the holiday season bright.
Now through Oct. 7, decorators can reserve their free spot in the annual “Trees! Trees! Trees!” campaign.
Finished trees are put on display in the downtown library atrium starting Nov. 6, and the auction runs through noon Saturday, Dec. 2.
The event is an important fundraiser for the Friends, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding educational opportunities in our library system. Monthly book sales and other special events also generate revenue, allowing the group to provide financial support for the summer reading program and more.
Decorations can be store bought or handmade. The final design must be between 18 and 24 inches tall, and other specifications are included in the complete contest rules. By signing up before Oct. 7, a tree provided by the Friends will be available at no cost to the participant.
In addition to the auction, a people’s choice award will be given.