Part of the fun of holiday traditions involves Christmas trees and the lights that adorn them. While the “no trees before Thanksgiving” purists will argue that we should wait on this tradition, early-celebraters will be happy to know that Christmas trees will soon adorn Falmouth. No matter which camp you fall into, make plans to attend the Trees of Hope event this weekend.
Trees of Hope on Display
This Friday and Saturday, see an assortment of trimmed and spruced table-top trees at the Trees of Hope event. This event will take place at the Pavillion in Belmont at Gari Melchers Home and Studio. These trees have been provided and decorated by local merchants, designers, and community members. While you’re browsing, snap some photos of the magnificent trees – perhaps you’ll find some inspiration for your own tree! Guests are also invited to buy or bid on their favorite table-top tree.
Hours and Address
On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, the Trees of Hope will be on display from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, the trees will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t miss your last chance to see these works of art.
Both days, the Trees of Hope display will be set up at 224 Washington Street, Falmouth, VA 22405.
Loisann’s Hope House
While this event will certainly bring Christmas cheer to Falmouth and the surrounding area, that’s not the only reason it’s here. Proceeds from these trees will benefit Loisann’s Hope House, the region’s first and largest shelter for children and families.
This shelter has been serving the Fredericksburg area since 1987, but its history goes back farther than that. The idea for an organization to aid the Greater Fredericksburg Area’s homeless population was first conceived in mid-February 1985 at a meeting of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew at St. George’s Episcopal Church. The members went to the church to meet and found a homeless man sleeping in the entrance foyer. The man was braving the bitter cold that bites the region that time of year, and so to help, the church members invited him inside. After the meeting, the members decided to bring the idea of a homeless shelter to public attention, and a committee to address the problem was formed. After two years of work and renovation, Loisann’s Hope House opened its doors.
Volvo Cars Fredericksburg
At Volvo Cars Fredericksburg, we love finding ways to celebrate the holidays and help others all at the same time. After supporting the Trees of Hope, come by our dealership and see how we can get you in a new car today. All of our vehicles are available for test drive, so you can test out the latest models, or try the pre-owned model you’ve had your eye on. Either way, we’re happy to see you drive home happy from Volvo Cars Fredericksburg.