Last year’s Festival of Trees, held at the Bedford Welcome Center, had less than 10 trees, according to Judi Jackson, one of three volunteers who spearhead the effort.
“This year, we have 21,” Jackson said.
According to Jackson, Herb Crowder came up with the idea last year. She, Crowder and Yolanda Adams have been heading it up ever since. This year, Jackson added an additional idea. Civic organizations decorate trees and visitors cast votes to decide which tree is the best.