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10th Annual Festival of Trees Kicks Off in Panama City

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The Panama City Rescue Mission is celebrating ten years of the Festival of Trees.

The annual Christmas tradition kicked off with a luncheon Wednesday afternoon at First Baptist Church's  Family Life Center in Downtown Panama City.

Guests could view and bid on some uniquely decorated trees donated by different designers from around the community, as well as other silent auction items.

News 13's Amy Hoyt was invited to emcee the program, which included testimony and holiday music.

Executive Director Thurman Chambers said this is one of the largest fundraisers for the Bethel Village and something he and many look forward to each year.

This year's festival also includes a Gala on Thursday night and General Admission to view the trees throughout the day on Friday. Both events are also held in the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church of Panama City.

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