Portlethen Tree Festival

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FOR the second year running, Portlethen Parish Church has held a tree festival.

Local groups and businesses came together to decorate Christmas trees which are on show at the Church. Members of the public were invited to visit the Church to see the 29 trees and to just spend some time in the peace and quiet of the Church.

Throughout the week the Church was busy as people went in to see the trees. Despite everyone being given the same tree to decorate, the results were all very different and a very eclectic mix of trees was on show for visitors. From trees decorated with dental floss to a tree of Cats.

A variety of organisations were represented with trees including the three Schools in the area, Grampian Police and the Fairtrade steering group from the Town. There was also a tree commemorating Bill Cunningham, who along with the Reverend Flora Munro started the tree festival last year.

Re.v Munro explained that £25 is paid for each tree and the church provides the tree and the lights, organisations are then invited to decorate the tree however they want. Money raised by the tree festival is going towards sending members from the Boys and Girls brigade to Malawi where they will see how their peers in Malawi live.

The trees will remain up in Portlethen parish Church until twelfth night.