Photo courtesy Aspirus Health Foundation.

WAUSAU —The Aspirus Health Foundation announced this week the annual Festival of Trees raised $222,000 this season.

“This is a record-breaking year,” said Kim Smerda, fund development specialist, in an Aspirus news release. “We are grateful for the support of businesses, individuals and volunteers who helped make this community fundraising event a success.”

Thousands of guests attended the Festival of Trees event in Rothschild during the week of Thanksgiving. Guests viewed 120 holiday trees, wreaths, mantels, and specialty items that were donated by people in our community for raffle and silent auction.

Proceeds will support end-of-life care for people in our community through Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, including two community bedrooms at Aspirus Hospice House for patients with identified financial need.

To view photos from Festival of Trees, visit the Aspirus Health Foundation Facebook page.

Photo courtesy Aspirus Health Foundation.