Cost to view the trees and other exhibits is $1 a person or $5 a family. All proceeds go to benefit Safe Harbor, the women's and children's family domestic violence shelter.
"This is our main fund-raiser," said Kay Card, shelter director. "It worked really well last year."
Safe Harbor Crisis Center in Davis County, Utah, provides temporary housing and services for victims of domestic violence and their children. The shelter operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The center offers secure housing, food, clothing, and household goods, crisis-support services for adults and children, help with housing, employment, social, and medical services. Counseling and education about domestic violence. Life-skills training and support groups.Transportation assistance, and emergency financial assistance.
Elegantly decorated trees touting a variety of themes have been prepared by families, schools and other youth groups, businesses, church groups and others.
Some families and groups look forward to the event every year, often purchasing a tree. "Davis Hospital, for example, attends every year and purchases a tree," Card said.