The 18th annual Festival of Trees wraps up tonight in York. As of last week, it faced an uncertain future, with the York County Council of Churches closing its doors at the end of the year.The event has been the main fundraiser for the council — netting $22,000 last year — and this year’s proceeds is being divided among York nonprofits, council officials have said.
After my story ran Friday, I received an email update from Victoria Connor at the York County Bar Association. The Local Hunger Foundation, the charitable arm of the York County Food Bank, has agreed to run the Festival of Trees moving forward, she told me.
In addition, several charities have been selected to receive this year’s proceeds. The list includes: Access-York, ARC of York County, Tannenberg Organ fund (York Heritage Trust), Otterbein United Methodist Church and CROP walk.
So it looks like tonight won’t be the finale for this York event.
IF YOU GO
What: 2013 Festival of Trees
When: 5 p.m. today,Festival of Foods, with the auction at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Historical Society Museum at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market St., York
Cost: $18 Festival of Foods and auction; Children 12 and under are free.
Details: Visit www.yccchurches.org/festivaloftrees.