NEWPORT, Maine (WABI) - Trees of all shapes, sizes, and color will be raffled off at the valley of trees festival in Newport starting Thursday.
Several businesses donated trees and gifts placed beneath them them.
Proceeds benefit the Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce and holiday charity programs in a dozen towns that make up the region.
"It brings the businesses together, and you know, it shows our strength in the community," said Mindy Nyman of Sebasticook Valley Credit Union. "The more the businesses work together, the better it is for everyone in the community."
Santa will be making an appearance on Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00.
Admission is two dollars.
Thursday, Dec. 7 3pm-8pm
Friday, Dec. 8 3pm-8pm
Saturday, Dec. 9 9am-8pm
Sunday, Dec. 10 9am-2pm