Preparing for the Festival of Trees

prov trees 2013MEDFORD, Ore. — The Providence Community Health Foundation is preparing for the opening of its 22nd Festival of Trees. The annual event features unique Christmas trees decorated by community members and local businesses.

Those trees are being auctioned off to raise money for a new robotic surgery unit that will allow the hospital to do more minimally invasive surgeries. Among this year’s star designers is a 9-year-old boy whose knack for Legos is putting a unique spin on the holidays.

“When I was a little kid my first toy that I got for Christmas was Legos. So I like Legos and I just want to build a tree,” said Tree Designer Nathan Taylor.

NewsWatch 12 is also decorating a tree for the event. The event and auction kicks off Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m.