WATERTOWN — The 19th annual North Country Festival of Trees, which took place from Nov. 26 through Dec. 4, saw many beautiful submissions of colorful and creatively decorated trees.
This year’s theme was “Merry and Bright,” and the event was held in the location of the former Bon-Ton store at the Salmon Run Mall. The event featured 74 decorated trees that were auctioned off, raising more than $48,000 for the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation and Watertown Family YMCA.
According to its website, nearly 1,000 people attended the public viewing. On Friday, Samaritan Health announced the 2021 winners of the event’s various categories. It was also announced that next year’s theme will be “It’s a Wonderful Life.”