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'Parade of Trees' silent auction planned

HACKENSACK—The Parade of Trees silent auction, bake sale and craft sale is 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hackensack.

The event will feature a silent auction of donated decorated trees, wreaths and holiday centerpieces, live music, craft vendors and a bake sale. Craft vendors include pottery, jewelry, garden circles, quilted hand-crafted items, soap, seasoned Himalayan salt, alpaca products and more. All proceeds will benefit the Family Safety Network.

The Family Safety Network encourages businesses in the area to plan on bidding on items at the Parade of Trees event for their holiday decorations. People may also bid on any item to be donated to a family that has received services from the organization at some time in the past year and who would greatly benefit from such a gift during what can be a challenging time of year. Bidding will end at 1:30 p.m. and winners will be contacted to pick up their items that day or by arrangements.

This event will also kick off 2018's year of recognition of Family Safety Network's 25th year of providing services to the community with the revelation of a beautiful queen-sized quilt made and donated by Mary Curo of Piecemaker's Quilt Shop in Hackensack for a quilt raffle. The raffle will conclude Aug. 5, 2018, at the Family Safety Network Garden Tour..

The organization's mission is to provide services and build relationships to keep all families safe. It has existed since 1993 and works with people experiencing domestic violence to meet self-defined needs by providing information and support. They are committed to providing advocacy to victims of violence by offering a variety of services, a news release stated.

The Parade of Trees event is sponsored, in part, by Arvig.

For volunteer forms for the Parade of Trees, or for more information about the Family Safety Network, visit, email, or call 218-547-1636.