Hingham Women’s Club Festival of Tress December 7th-8th
The Hingham Women’s Club, proudly presents its annual Festival of Trees at the Hingham Community Center during Christmas in the Square. This event has been a Hingham holiday tradition over the last 15 years for thousands of residents and South Shore neighbors. Over 40 beautifully decorated trees and dozens of items, made up of donations by individuals, groups and businesses, will be on display to the public and available for silent auction and raffle.
The 2018 Festival of Trees will be on Friday, December 7th from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, December 8th from 10am to 2pm at the Hingham Community Center. Come get out of the cold on Friday night and enjoy an obstacle course by My Gym and treats courtesy of Lyndsey Nolan, Realtor- Jack Conway. On Saturday there will be pictures with Santa, professionally photographed by Irish Eyes Photography from noon – 1:30pm, Cookies courtesy of Darleen Lannon, Realtor- Coldwell Banker as well as arts and crafts and festive holiday music by Music Together, South Shore Men of Harmony, and the Hingham High School Chorus. Bidding closes at 1:45pm. For more information on the event or how to get involved, please visit www.hinghamwomensclub.org/festival-of-trees or email FOT@hinghamwomensclub.org.
The money raised at this event benefits Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore and the HWC Scholarship Fund. The proceeds from last year’s event allowed the HWC to award three $2,000 scholarships to Hingham residents entering their first year at an accredited college/university and $10,000 to Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore, enabling them to fill in funding gaps for the year. These funds were used for a variety of projects including refurbishing rooms at the shelter, fixing a leaky roof, and providing household items for families while in the shelter and to take with them when they leave for their own apartments. Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore also uses these funds to follow up with families after they leave the shelter: Sometimes it’s fixing a car, picking someone up for coffee, or paying for an Uber to an appointment that prevents homelessness again.