Augusta’s River of Trees event brings in $18,600

 People put ticket in boxes for a chance to win the trees and prizes during River to Trees event on Saturday in The Colonial Theater in downtown Augusta.  Photo by Joe Phelan

People put ticket in boxes for a chance to win the trees and prizes during River to Trees event on Saturday in The Colonial Theater in downtown Augusta. Photo by Joe Phelan

Money was raised for local organizations during the weekend event, which also showcased the growth of downtown and renovations at the Colonial Theater.

AUGUSTA — Downtown Augusta was showcased last weekend, with money raised to benefit several organizations in the city.

The River of Trees was a fundraiser for the Augusta Downtown Alliance, the Colonial Theater and the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. A total of 27 decorated trees, each surrounded by or filled with gifts, were set up inside the under-renovation Colonial Theater in downtown Augusta and raffled off over the weekend.

The event raised a total of $18,600, according to Michael Hall, executive director of the Augusta Downtown Alliance and a member of the theater’s board of directors.

Read full article by Keith Edwards on centralmaine.com.

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