Tree Decorating & Judging

2021 Tree Decorating & Judging

Event : ChariTree Holiday Festival Dec 4, 2021 at the Chetco Grange
2020 Set-up ALL Day : Thursday, Dec 2 : 10 am – 7 pm to decorate the trees, set-up selling booths and/or wreaths. Let us know if you need to stay longer. Please bring an extra ornament that represents your organization to decorate the ChariTree’s tree…2020 theme “Beach/Coastal”.
REMINDERS: Tree spots will be on the floor and stage.
  • ChariTree buy’s the live trees (approximately 6-7 FT tall), the stand, and large tree bag.
  • We recommend a short table to elevate your tree. Also bring an electric cord (12 FT or longer) with your name on it.
  • Suggest to bring a small table or TV tray to display information about your organization & a sign displaying the activities you do for the community.
  • Organization may sell your own items, but be aware that it all must fit into your small area (around 5 FT X 6 FT).
  • You may also attach gift certificates signs to your tree.
  • Securely attach lights and each ornament by twisting a wire or hook or twisty ties to each tree branch for transportation of the bidder’s tree.
  • Please only use masking or painter’s blue tape on the floor and walls.
Friday, Dec 3 morning : There will be Adult and Youth categories of awards decided by 3 to 4 community judges and one by a people’s choice ballot at public event. For Judges, finish decorating if necessary, Trees MUST be done by 9:30am on Friday, Dec 4.
2021 Awards List 
  • People’s Choice Award : Public vote at the event by ballots. All Adult and Youth Groups are eligible.
COMMUNITY JUDGES : Friday, Dec 3 at 10am
Adult Groups
  • Best In Show : Best in over-all design and theme. Emphasis on originality, attractiveness, and difficulty.
  • Elves Award : Emphasis on creativity, fun, and Christmas spirit. Hand-made ornaments is a plus.
Youth Groups (students age 18 and younger)
  • Santa Award : Emphasis on showcasing youth organization or community. Creativity, youth must make at least 50% hand-made ornaments and decorate the tree.

    Youth participation is required, at least two to help decorate the tree and one to be at the tree during the event.


                                                    9th Annual ChariTree Holiday Festival

December 4, 2021 at the Chetco Grange

11am – 4pm

Event Program

ChariTree Holiday Festival door opens 11am, bidding ends 3:45pm (live trees decorated on floor and stage)

  • Silent Raffle Prizes (proceeds benefit ChariTree)

  • Silent Tree & Wreath Auctions (auction sheets provided)

  • People’s Choice Award (ballot sheets provided)

Coloring Workshop for Kids 11am – 2pm (Lunch room side tables)

Lunch available for $5 11:30am – 2pm (lunch proceeds benefit Chetco Grange)

Bidding Ends 3:45pm

Wrap Trees and Clean-Up 4pm – 5pm (ChariTree will provide and set-up the tree bag under the stand.)

Mission Statement : ChariTree is a non-profit committee of the Brookings Area Council for the Arts that brings awareness of local non-profits and helps them to fundraise for their activities all while the community enjoys a holiday festival of trees.
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