Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest hosts holiday tree festival in Hudson


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Patrick Kelly and his son Charlie, 2, check out a tree donated by Playtown Express.

Hudson/Marlborough – A popular seasonal event returned to the area Dec. 7 and 8 when the Festival of Trees and Holiday Craft Fair took place at the Argeo R. Cellucci Jr. Clubhouse in Hudson. Proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest with clubhouses in Hudson, Marlborough and Framingham.

Shoppers perused two gymnasiums filled with vendors. A craft table offered kids an opportunity to make their own gifts.

Decorated artificial trees ranging from two- to eight-feet tall were donated and decorated by businesses and nonprofit organizations. Festival-goers could purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win their favorite tree as a prize.

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Jennifer Ball shows her son Jagger, 9, the tree she hopes to win as a prize donated by Hudson Family Dental.
Kathy Driscoll and her daughter Katy Kroll view a tree donated by Pursue Better Joy Arts Collective.
Armani, 3, chooses a wooden toy vehicle that he would like to purchase from one of the many vendors.