Festival of Trees raising money to help premature babies

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by HONORA SWANSON & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 23 at 9:00 PM

COEUR D’ALENE--If you're ready to check out some Christmas decorations, they're already up in Coeur d'Alene.
   
The Festival of Trees will be there all weekend and money raised goes to help premature babies.

There are different, lavish themes for each of the few dozen trees on display at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. 

The trees aren’t just for looking at though.  They will be auctioned off this weekend and the money will go to Kootenai Medical Center’s neo-natal services.    The money raised from the festival will be used to buy new incubators and bed warmers for the center's smallest patients.

In the past, trees have sold for as much as $10,000 each.  The event has raised more than $4 million for hospital improvements.   

For more information on the festival click here: www.kootenaihealth.org/index.asp

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