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Festival features more than trees

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

A tree decorated based on the film “Frozen” gets the attention of Kenneth Durkin, 3, and his mother Anne Hubert.

A tree decorated based on the film “Frozen” gets the attention of Kenneth Durkin, 3, and his mother Anne Hubert.

Marlborough – Traveling weather was ideal Dec. 12 to 14 for guests to attend the Marlborough Historical Society’s seventh annual Metrowest Festival of Trees at the Royal Plaza Trade Center. In addition to over a dozen wreaths, more than 100 decorated trees from two- to 7-1/2 feet were displayed and sponsored by businesses, organizations and community leaders. Many guests purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win their favorite entries.

Returning popular attractions included Santa’s Workshop with Bob LeDuc of Wooden Toys & Crafts, Candy Land with nostalgic treats provided by Wayside Country Store, kiddie rides and games supplied by Cushing Amusements, and a miniature Victorian Village donated by Patty Hogan with trains owned and operated by Glenn Foley.

In its third year, the Gingerbread Village competition welcomed entries from hobbyists to professionals and awarded cash prizes to winners. Seventy-seven artisans and crafters offered unique shopping opportunities. In between live musical acts throughout the weekend, Santa Claus took center stage to hear kids’ gift requests.

Proceeds go to historical programs and activities in the Metrowest area. For information about the Marlborough Historical Society, visit www.historicmarlborough.org.

Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Mason Campbell, 2, clutches an inflatable candy cane that he won at the duck pond game.

Mason Campbell, 2, clutches an inflatable candy cane that he won at the duck pond game.

Marlborough High School Tri-M Music Honor Society students perform carols.

Marlborough High School Tri-M Music Honor Society students perform carols.

Kaleigh Bauks, 6, shares her gift requests with Santa.

Kaleigh Bauks, 6, shares her gift requests with Santa.

Carol Passerello and her grandsons Cole Beninati, 8, and his brother Max, 6, view entries in the gingerbread house contest.

Carol Passerello and her grandsons Cole Beninati, 8, and his brother Max, 6, view entries in the gingerbread house contest.

Nora Finocchario, 3, is pleased to see the reflection of her painted face.

Nora Finocchario, 3, is pleased to see the reflection of her painted face.

The Olde Towne Carolers sing holiday classics.

The Olde Towne Carolers sing holiday classics.

Six-year-old twin brothers Joseph and Daniel Zaorski check out the decorated trees.

Six-year-old twin brothers Joseph and Daniel Zaorski check out the decorated trees.

A train travels through the miniature Victorian Village.

A train travels through the miniature Victorian Village.

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