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