This year, Juniper Village at Brookline hosted the fourth annual Trail of Trees event.
Community groups and Juniper Departments are invited to decorate a tree, and residents, families, and the community vote on their favorites. The trees are displayed throughout the month of December, and the voting culminates with a cocktail party where guest are invited to peruse the trees and cast their final votes. The winning groups receive a donation to the charity of their choice. This year, voting came with a little twist. For the first time, we were able to use online voting so groups could share with friends and family that were not able to see the trees in person. Online alone, we collected more than 360 votes!
Residents and community members were treated to live holiday music from resident Betty Theuring on the piano. Cocktails and snacks were provided by our Dining Services team, and guests were invited to sip hot cocoa as they admired the trees. Paired with our glittering light display outdoors, this certainly was an event to remember.
Congratulations to our winners:
People’s Choice: Mount Nittany Elementary School
Juniper People’s Choice: Environmental Services Team
Third Place: Juniper’s Wellbeing Department
Second Place: Genesis Therapy
First Place: Juniper Community Relations Team
Thank you to all participants! For information about how you can participate in Trail of Trees, please reach out to Juniper Village at Brookline at (814) 238-3139.