With 78 trees this year, organizers say the festival is the biggest and best ever.
This is the first year people will be able to visit the indoor forest on Thanksgiving. People will be able to continue bidding on their favorite tree from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. The money raised from the silent auction will be donated to local comfort care and hospice services.
"It is through the contributions that we get that we are able to help everyone that is in need," says Linda Grilley, director of the event.
Last year's festival raised $85,000. The auction will wrap up at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
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