Raymond’s Festival Of Trees

The 3rd Annual Festival of Trees will be held at the Ray-Fre Senior Center at 64 Main Street on December 7 thru the 10th.




Raymond's Collaborative Business Connection Group, together with Ray-Fre Senior Center, is hosting our 3rd annual Festival of Trees. Trees are sponsored by local area businesses and organizations and decorated in original themes of their choice and often include surprises in and under the trees.

The Festival of Trees is at the Ray-Fre Senior Center, 64 Main Street.

Raffle tickets are sold on premise and you can take a chance of winning the tree and everything on and under it!

We work with the Rockingham Community Action Center to provide Santa with gifts for Raymond area families in need.

Our first year we raised $3200, last year we raised $3700 and were able to provide gifts for over 75 children. This year we have a bigger goal to help even MORE families.

Trees will be on display
Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday Dec. 8 from 3 pm to 8 pm
Saturday Dec. 10 from 9 am to 8 pm
and Sunday Dec. 10 from 9 am to 12 noon.

Winners will be announced Sunday afternoon. There will also be trophies awarded to sponsoring businesses in several catagories.

This year we have 26 trees being raffled off.

Raffle tickets (pink) are 48 for $20 OR 24 for $10.

Money/Lottery Tree tickets (light gray) are 3 for $5 or 7 for $10.

Trees have been donated and setup by: SLIM Insurance, Excel Physical Therapy, Proforma, Dec-Tech Flooring, Envoy Mortgage, Ray-Fre Senior Center, Hampshire Dental, Little Woods, New Life Church, Better Homes and Gardens Massiello Group of Exeter, Lions Club, IHGMS 5th Grade Team, Scentsy Candles, Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Hi Volt, Raymond Girl Scout Troop 10427, Cornerstone Physical Therapy, Boy Scout Troop 101, A. L. Deltufo Assoc./Radio Grove Hardware & Feed, Pudding Stones, Cork N Keg, Peoples United Bank, JAMBS Jewelery, Tuckaway Tavern, and IC Reed.

The Money/Lottery Tree has over $700 CASH and lottery scratch tickets.

Additional sponsors include: Raymond Area News, Sweatshirts Etc, Brent Norris, Dustin Ramey, Judy Williams, Greg Bemis, Ace Ben Franklin, DelTufo/Radio Grove, Raymond Area Rotary and Pizza By George.


tree rules

Become an important part of Raymond’s Annual Festival of Trees by choosing to donate a tree! You will join other creative participants, who have elected to showcase their design skill, exercise their imagination, and just have fun!

Your beautiful tree will be displayed for 3 days at the Ray-Fre Senior Center, 64 Main Street, downtown Raymond and viewed by hundreds of people, and one lucky winner will get to take your creation home and talk about it for years to come!

There is no fee be involved. Your cost will be in supplying your tree, stand, decoration & gifts or gift cards attached or under the tree. All money collected from the raffle sales will be spent on gifts for children in need in Raymond.

Whether you’re advertising your business, promoting your organization, showcasing your children’s creations or decorating a tree (real or artificial) for yourself or your family, you'll be proud to be an important part of this exciting annual event. Best of all, your tree donation contributes to the mission of the Festival of Trees. We are optimistic that your participation in this community event will raise enough money to give many of Raymond’s children in need a wonderful Christmas!

  1. All Trees, wreaths, decorations & gifts are considered donations to the Raymond Festival of Trees and will be raffled in it’s entirety.
  2. All items placed on or under the tree are part of the raffle.
  3. Trees should have a tree skirt, topper and lights.
  4. The total height cannot exceed 10 feet.
  5. Any  edible  items must be wrapped  or boxed.
  6. Loose glitter, confetti and artificial snow cannot be used.
  7. Spraying or hot gluing on-site  is not  permitted.
  8. Your Tree must be decorated and ready for viewing by 2 PM on Thursday December 7.

Click on 2017 FESTIVAL OF TREES Application to down load a copy to fill out and send to Judy Maynard by Monday November 27.

For more information email us at: RaymondTreeFest@yahoo.com

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The RAY-FRE Senior Center will be open for setup and decoration during:

Tuesday from 4 pm to 8 pm and Wednesday from 4 pm to 8pm


Public Viewing and ticket purchase:

Trees will be on display
Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday Dec. 8 from 3 pm to 8 pm
Saturday Dec. 10 from 9 am to 8 pm
and Sunday Dec. 10 from 9 am to 12 noon.


Winning tickets will be pulled after noon on Sunday Dec 10 .

Winners will be contacted by phone to come and pickup their trees on Sunday afternoon .