Stray pet tree wins Erie festival – Lifestyle

The tree, sponsored by a supporter of Because You Care, placed first at the Festival of Trees at the Bayfront Convention Center.

A Christmas tree dedicated to finding homes for stray pets was the winner of the 2019 Festival of Trees at the Bayfront Convention Center.

“A ’Fur’ever Home for the Holidays” was decorated by Elizabeth Gutting and sponsored by a supporter of Because You Care. It placed first among the 72 professionally decorated trees at the event, sponsored by Saint Vincent Hospital.

A tree decorated by Saint Vincent Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses and sponsored by the Children’s Miracle Network placed second, followed by a tree decorated by Potratz Flower Shop and sponsored by Lilly Broadcasting.

The event is a fundraiser to help Saint Vincent form a women’s behavioral health program to treat women with mood and anxiety disorders including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder and perinatal depression.

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