People of Santa Clarita came from all across the valley to participate in the community’s largest annual holiday celebration.
Much like any large-scale event in Santa Clarita, the Festival of Trees provided a lot of fun for citizens. But the true purpose of this event was even more significant than its Christmas trees, or its elaborate gingerbread houses. The festival is put on by the Boys and Girls Club and, by auctioning off extremely intricate Christmas trees and gingerbread houses, they are able to make substantial profit which goes towards the children of SCV.
Aside from providing a safe place for kids to hang out after school, the Boys and Girls Club hosts extracurricular activities which are beneficial to a child’s development. Funds from events such as the Festival of Trees are critical to providing exciting after-school programs for kids.
According to the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club, Matt Nelson, the club even hosts an after-school program which teaches kids the basics of 3-D printing. Exciting extracurricular events such as this are constructive activities for children; perfect for having fun and learning at the same time.
The Festival of Trees is just another reminder of how blessed the citizens of Santa Clarita are to live in a community that has the resources to provide valuable programs for its children; however, none of this would be possible without the dedication and support from Santa Clarita’s citizens.