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Volunteers, donations needed for Parade of Trees event

HACKENSACK—The Family Safety Network of Cass County announced its second annual Parade of Trees event set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hackensack.

The event will feature a silent auction of donated decorated trees, wreaths and holiday centerpieces; music; arts and craft vendors; and a light lunch. The Parade of Trees is part of a year of activities recognizing 25 years of services provided by FSN.

Individual, group and organization participants are needed to design and create small Christmas trees, wreaths or centerpieces to donate for silent auction. Businesses are also invited to decorate a tree at their workplaces. Participants can be as creative as they want, from creating a traditional holiday piece to one that may be more modern.

Gift basket donations are also needed for the silent auction and can include food, services, gift certificates, etc.

Registration forms for arts and craft vendors are available by calling Barb Mann at 218-838-6058.

For participant or volunteer forms for Parade of Trees, or for more information about FSN, visit www.familysafetynetwork.net, email familysafety34@hotmail.com or call 218-547-1636.

FSN's mission is to provide services and build relationships to keep families safe. In place since 1993, FSN works with those experiencing domestic violence to meet self-defined needs by providing information and support. The organization is committed to providing advocacy to victims of violence by offering confidential personal and legal advocacy, confidential support, help in filing court documents, accompaniment to court hearings and other appointments, safety planning, women's weekly support group, emergency transportation, public presentations for community education, and information and referral services. Call the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 800-324-8151 for help.