ELKIN — Native non-profits will profit from a brand new custom that started this vacation season with the Trim a Tree for Charity program in downtown Elkin. Organizers with Discover Elkin stated they hope the occasion will develop into an annual one and proceed to develop. This 12 months, 20 Christmas timber had been positioned within the open area on Commonplace St. subsequent to the Yadkin Valley Trails and Heritage Middle. Space companies sponsored a tree for $100 and adorned it. Every enterprise then chosen a charity for donations to go to.
Guests can go stroll by means of the lot with the Christmas timber, scan the QR code on every tree (it additionally lists the enterprise sponsor and designated non-profit) and vote for his or her favourite tree by donating to that designated charity. Voting is open till Jan. 1. The tree with probably the most votes will obtain a further $250 donation to the chosen charity from Discover Elkin.
“I feel it’s a enjoyable method to welcome guests to Elkin through the Christmas season whereas additionally serving to non-profits in our neighborhood,” stated Natalie Eidson with Discover Elkin. “We began with 20 this 12 months, however I hope to develop to a bigger show subsequent 12 months.
All the timber had been donated from Bottomley. Sponsoring companies for the Trim a Tree program embody: Prism, the Barn at Heritage Farm, Underdown Ball & Associates, G&B Power, Sodexo, ACC Coatings, Elkin Metropolis Colleges, Klondike Farm Horse Sanctuary, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Yadkin Valley House Well being, Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging, Charles R. Briggs, Midtown Barber, Surrey Financial institution, Hugh Chatham Ladies’s Middle, Riverview Holdings and Starmount Crossing Cinema.
Non-profits that may profit from the tree trimming challenge embody: Ebenezer’s Kids’s House, The Legacy Middle, The ARK, The Kids’s Middle of Northwest NC, Yadkin Valley United Fund, Elkin Canine Park, Foothills Arts Council, Klondike Horse Farm Sanctuary, Habitat for Humanity, Constructive Pink Energy, Bridge of Unity, Lifelife Being pregnant Middle, Tri County Christian Ministries, and Grace Clinic.