Festival Of Trees exhibit celebrates Roaring Twenties


SCRANTON — The care-free times of the Roaring Twenties will be the theme of this year’s annual Festival of Trees exhibit and Toys for Tots reception fundraiser, to be held Friday, Dec. 8 in the former Abercrombie and Fitch space at the Marketplace at Steamtown.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is currently seeking non-profit organizations, businesses, churches and schools to sponsor and decorate a tree. All funds raised from the trees will go directly to Toys for Tots.

The event will harken back to the days of the Roaring Twenties. This era in U.S. history brought about a period of great social and political change to the country. Participants are asked to incorporate jazz, flappers, dance halls, radio, speakeasies, prohibition, airplanes, movies and automobiles into the tree designs.

The cost to sponsor a tree is $50 for non-profits, schools and small businesses (50 or under employees) and $100 for corporations (over 50 employees). Participants must supply their own artificial tree. All trees must be set up and completely decorated for the Dec. 8 reception.

To register a tree, send a check or money order, made payable to Toys for Tots, c/o Gerard Hetman, Festival of Trees, Lackawanna County Community Relations Department, 200 Adams Ave., Sixth Floor, Scranton, PA 18503, along with your contact information.

To request a formal application or to secure further information, contact the Arts and Culture Department at 570-963-6590, ext. 106, or email arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org.

The trees will be on display through Jan. 12, 2018.