Festival of Trees Event Provides Funds for Northland Projects

By KBJR News 1

November 18, 2012 Updated Nov 18, 2012 at 12:04 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM)--- The largest arts and crafts event in the Northland is underway in Duluth.

More than 150 vendors are taking part in this year’s Festival of Trees at the DECC.

All proceeds are given to charities across the Northland.

The Junior League of Duluth puts on the event each year.

It's an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and developing the potential of women through to improve the community.
This year, the Junior League of Duluth is selling its new cookbook to fund several community projects.

It's filled with more than 500 recipes, many of which are focused on locally sourced ingredients.

"This is our first cookbook in a few years,” Nicole Widdes, President of Junior League of Duluth said. “It's the "best of." It takes all the recipes of our previous cookbooks as well as a few new ones and puts them all in one place including our famous toffee recipe."

The Festival of Trees will continue Sunday.

You can receive $1 off admission if you donate a non-perishable food item at the
door for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.