Santa visited with people of all ages during Sunday's Festival of Trees launch at Community Health Professionals. (Ada Herald/Darla Crownhart)
Santa visited with people of all ages during Sunday's Festival of Trees launch at Community Health Professionals. (Ada Herald/Darla Crownhart)

ADA — The Festival of Trees began Sunday at the Community Health Professionals building located at 1200 South Main St.

According to Chamber President Deb Curlis, the elves have been busy making grab and go wreaths. The wreaths are made from recycled materials and were available that day.

Decorated trees, wreaths, an antique doll house, holiday pictures, holiday lanterns are a few of the items brought in by local families and business’s each year for the week of Festival of Trees.  They are sold in the Silent Auction which runs through Friday, Nov. 20.

Curlis explained the Silent Auction process. “When a person comes in, they get a number.  They go around and bid on the items they like.  At 6 p.m. on Friday, bids are pulled and people are called to tell them what they got.  Pick up time is that evening until noon on Saturday.”

All of the items are displayed in the conference room at Community Health Professionals. Both silent auctions and the reverse auction will end Friday at 6 p.m. Winners will be contacted if they are not present.