Christmas tree auction draws record crowd, proceeds


December 7, 2022

Scott Swanson

Attendees check out the decorated trees on display prior to the auction Saturday night.

The Sweet Home Alumni Foundation's "Trees for Scholarships" auction set records – again – this year, with a record crowd and record proceeds Saturday night, Dec. 3.

"Every year we seem to be breaking records," said MarySue Reynolds, SHAF board member and a longtime organizer of the auction, which has been held annually since 2003 – including an online event in 2020.

"It was Coreen Melcher's great idea. It started off small and has grown to what it is today."

She noted that Melcher's three daughters are "an integral part of planning and implementing the auction."

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