Hammond Lumber Company proudly participated in two tree festivals in November and December to bring holiday cheer and raise funds for local charities. Employees from each of our locations donated gifts and spent time decorating and building both of these beautiful trees! Each of the trees themes focused on inspiring the next generation of young builders!
The Sukeforth Family Festival of Trees in Waterville
Hammond Lumber Company and seventy-two other businesses came together this holiday season to support many local charities. Each business donated a fully decorated tree to the festival for the 6-day raffle event. The proceeds from this year’s raffle benefited 3 non-profits; Spectrum Generation’s Meals on Wheels program, Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area & The Children’s Home for Little Wanderers. The Hammond Lumber Company tree was a DIY pallet tree decorated with lights, garland, and all the tools any little builder could need! Under the tree were Lego sets, a play rug, building kits, and other toys to inspire building. This tree also featured a Makita drill set and a $500 Hammond Lumber Company gift card to help out with mom and dads projects around the house.
For more information about the Sukeforth Family Festival of Trees visit their Facebook page.
The Farmington Rotary Annual Festival of Trees
The Farmington Rotary Festival of Trees was held at the Farmington Community Center as part of the Chester Greenwood Day festivities. Twenty-five evergreen trees and some wreaths were decorated by local businesses and organizations to be auctioned off to support local and international projects ranging from heating assistance programs to water purification projects in underdeveloped countries. The Hammond Lumber Company Employee Tree was decorated by employees with lights, garland, and many ornaments, including some handmade ornaments by employees. Under the tree were toys sure to inspire any future builder like gingerbread house kits, log building sets made locally in Machias, many Lego sets, Play-Doh, dump trucks, tools, and much more. The Hammond Lumber Company Employee Tree was auctioned off at the highest bid price of the night of $2,100!
For more information about the Farmington Rotary Club and their events visit their Facebook page.