• Festival of Trees includes a tree that represents the district

    treeWith a theme of "unity and understanding" inspired by the book, "We Are All Dots," you can find a tree that represents the Bellefonte Area School District at the annual Festival of Trees event. The event, organized for the first time by Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, will be held Dec. 7-9 at CPI, 540 N. Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap.

    Each ornament on the BASD tree was created by students in elementary, middle and high school.

    This year’s event includes 70 decorated trees by businesses and organizations from around Centre County. Theresa Brickley, from CPI, said this is the most trees the event ever included – all which came from Kuhns Tree Farm in Boalsburg. Many of those trees will also be donated to eligible families in need.

    Money raised through the event will help support the United Way of Centre County and student-run organizations at CPI.

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD