/ Published December 07, 2008
Over 800 fully lit and decorated trees were auctioned and sold as part of the Primary Childrens Hospital's annual Festival of Trees from December 3 to 6. Members of the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, volunteered at the festival which highlights not only trees, but also offers gingerbread houses, wreaths and handmade candies for sale. All items for the festival are donated for charity.
The trees are decorated and purchased by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and church groups. The sale of the items benefits the Primary Children's Hospital, located in Salt Lake City, and raised over $1.6 million in 2007.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burke Baker
Staff Sgt. Melinda Hilber and Master Sgt. Dwight Nelson of the 151st Communications Flight, Utah Air National Guard, engineer the sound for performers at the Primary Childrens Hospital's annual Festival of Trees. The sergeants are responsible for ensuring that the sound is mixed and the lights and show go off without a hitch as volunteers for the non-profit charity event.
Performers entertain the crowds on two separate stages as festival goers enjoy the lights and decorations of over 800 trees. The sale of the trees benefits the Primary Children's Hospital, located in Salt Lake City. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burke Baker