Community of Trees’ program deemed success

By on December 24, 2010

Elburn—The Elburn & Countryside Community Center held a “Community of Trees” Christmas tree and wreath silent auction during the Elburn Christmas Stroll on Dec. 3.

Four-foot trees and 30-inch wreaths were purchased from the center by the following businesses: American Bank and Trust, American Family Insurance, Amy’s Wild Hairs, A Salon, Country Automotive, Curves of Elburn, Creative Beginnings Learning Center, Dallas Peters of Critchell, Miller and Petrus, Da Capo Music Studio, Division One, Escapar Farm, Elburn Herald, GTP Activewear, Leyden Electric, Mid-Town Martial Arts Studio, Napa Auto Parts, Old Second Bank and Paisano’s Pizza and Grill.

Each business decorated their tree/wreath with their own design. Many used their business as a theme, some included gift certificates and some were decorated in a traditional style.

The trees/wreaths were then donated back to the Elburn & Countryside Community Center to put into a silent auction. The decorated items were bid on by a host of individuals attending the stroll. All of the proceeds made from the “Community of Trees” will benefit the Community Center.

The Elburn & Countryside Community Center is a privately funded, nonprofit organization, that provides gym space for team practices, meeting space, field use for baseball as well as space for classes such as Jazzercise, Zumba, Irish dance, dog training classes, yoga and other activites. For more information, visit