Pulling off a charity auction is always a challenging business but when that auction centers on a roomful of fully decorated Christmas trees, the logistics can be more complicated than usual.
Not least of the problems is how to transport a fully decorated Christmas tree to its new home.
“It’s not easy. And it can be very exciting,” said Tamara Veit, director of Surry County’s Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), who organized this year’s Parade of Trees. Veit confided that the larger trees must be disassembled, transported and then reassembled but she and her team will take care of it. “We do what we have to do.”
Veit credits the assistance provided by Mount Airy Junior Women’s Club and Women’s League of Mount Airy with making the event possible. From sourcing items for auctions to the formidable task of decorating the trees and setting up the auction, “They have been angels,” Veit said.
Veit said that Lisa Goodin and the Women’s League of Mount Airy have been the most amazing partners for the past three years.
Also, this year the Mount Airy Junior Women’s League stepped up their participation with SCAN from donating to the Parade of Trees auction in the past to this year making SCAN their President’s Project for 2015 which consisted of a donation of $1,950.00, said Krystyn Brintle, president.
“We are thrilled to help fund raise for such a worthy organization that will put the funds to great use in our community,” added Brintle.
Surry County Scan advocates for the prevention and treatment of child abuse by offering family counseling, parental support and parenting classes for parents at risk of child abuse and neglect. All referrals are provided by Child Protective Services and Juvenile Justice.
To volunteer for Surry County SCAN or to make a donation, call 789-0111.