The 5th annual Festival of Trees in St. Albans is helping to feed the hungry this holiday season.
Thirty decorated trees are on display in City Hall. Some of the trees have been auctioned off and the rest will be given away at a raffle. The festival began last weekend with sleigh rides and a craft show. Nearly $7,000 has been raised from this year's event. All of the proceeds will go to benefit Martha's Kitchen, the local food pantry.
"Martha's Kitchen is the only soup kitchen in Franklin County, which feeds 35 to 50 people on a daily basis -- breakfast and lunch. That money will just go for everyday running of Martha's Kitchen expenses," said Linda Lothian with Martha's Kitchen.
Organizations throughout the state are invited every year to decorate a tree to be auctioned off.