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Festival Of Trees Reception

The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum will be all aglow on Friday, December 12, during the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department’s gala Festival of Trees reception from 5:30 PM to    8 PM.

This year’s theme is “A Hollywood Holiday.”  The trees for the exhibit were decorated by local businesses and organizations for both the Toys for Tots fund raiser and the Museum for the holidays.

Awards will be presented for first, second and third place along with honorable mention and the Peoples’ Choice.

The cost for the reception is $20 and includes food and beverages. The Mark Montella Band will entertain the crowd with sounds of Hollywood.

The trees will be on display until December 31 during the hours of 9 AM to 4 PM.

For organizations or businesses interested, there is still time to enter a tree. The cost to sponsor and decorate a tree is $50 for non-profits and small businesses (under 50 employees) or $100 for corporations.  Organizations must provide an artificial tree and decorations.

For additional information on the Festival of Trees program, contact the Trolley Museum at 570.963.6590 or email arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org.

County Seeks Festival Of Trees Participants

The Lackawanna County “Festival of Trees” exhibit is the first sign that the holiday season is upon us.

The County’s Arts & Culture Department is seeking organizations, schools, community groups, individuals or businesses to sponsor and decorate trees for this very colorful, annual event.

This year’s theme is “A Hollywood Holiday.” The exhibit will open on Friday, December 12, with a gala reception from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at The Electric City Trolley Station & Museum with catering by Accentuate and music by The Mark Montella Band.

The cost to sponsor and decorate a tree is $50 for non profits and small businesses (under 50 employees) and $100 for corporations (over 50 employees). All participants must provide an artificial tree and the decorations. All proceeds will go to Toys For Tots.

Awards will be presented for first, second and third place along with honorable mention and the Peoples’ Choice. The trees will be on display until December 31 during the Trolley Museum’s regular hours of 9 AM to 4 PM Monday – Friday.
The deadline to enter a tree is Friday, December 5. For information or a registration form, contact the museum at 570-963-6590, visit the County’s website at www.lackawannacounty.org, or email arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org.

Arts Business Basics Workshop Set For November 10

Two local business professionals with several years of accounting and tax backgrounds will be the featured speakers at a free “Arts Business Basics” workshop set for Monday, November 10, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Lackawanna County/Marywood University Entrepreneurial Launch Pad, 507 Linden Street, downtown Scranton.

Donna Simpson of the University of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center will be presenting a talk on accounting basics, including an introduction to Quick Books. Douglas Forrer, C.P.A will be discussing “Taxation and the Artist” and answering any questions concerning taxes.

Even though the program is free, registration is required. To make a reservation, please call the County’s Arts & Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 016 or email arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org.