Trees of the Hall event ushers in season

Few things say Christmas as much as a Christmas tree.
Nov 29, 2012
tree 1  Photo: Mary E. Hinds

The Suzuki Violin Players entertained at the annual Trees of the Hall exhibit Tuesday evening at Baird Chapel on the campus of Cumberland University.
tree 2  Photo: Mary E. Hinds • The Lebanon Democrat

The McClain Christian Academy's 'Wonderful Winter Snowman' tree gets a lot of second looks at the event.

Few things say Christmas as much as a Christmas tree.

Cumberland University’s Baird Chapel played host to a display of 12 trees Tuesday for the third annual Trees of the Hall fundraiser, which benefits Cumberland’s School of Music and the Arts. The donated trees were sold to the highest bidder during a live auction at the event.

Supporters and Christmas lovers were able to enjoy treats while eying the trees available at the auction. The Suzuki Violin Players entertained in the lobby with Christmas songs, while the McClain Christian Academy tree, which looked like a snowman, attracted a lot of attention.

"They're all beautiful," said Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead as he took in all the decorated trees.

The Art Mill, Pat Bryant & Friends, CU and Nashville Display, The Jewelers of Lebanon, Pryor Dentistry, The Lebanon Junior Women’s Club, McClain Christian Academy, Melissa Tuggle, Regina Moss and Michelle Dickson, Michael’s Cover-Up, Nave Dentistry, Town Planner/Community Calendar and the White Room produced the decorated trees.

Proceeds will be used to buy three upright pianos and one baby grand piano for the Cumberland Arts Academy.

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