Festival of Trees Raises $120,000

DECEMBER 19, 2005 -- The Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center now has a lot more money to help people this holiday season, thanks to some beautifully decorated trees.

Earlier this month, the lobby of the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington was decked out with Christmas trees as part of the annual Festival of Trees. For nine days, thousands of people walked the rooms enjoying the decorations.

Now the tally from the festival is in, and more than $120,000 was raised for the hospice.