Festival of Trees


2020 Festival of Trees winners:

  • First place ($2,500): Oconee Christian Academy
  • Second place ($1,500): Oconee Humane Society
  • Third place ($1,000): Tamassee DAR School

Photos of all the trees are displayed below – click on “See The Tree.” Many thanks to all participants who were involved in this year’s virtual World of Energy Festival of Trees. Duke Energy is proud to support its local communities.

Entry # Tree Decorator Selected Nonprofit Organization Organization Description See the Tree
1. BabyRead BabyRead BabyRead is a local non-profit whose mission is to raise literacy levels of children from low-income families in Oconee County, by encouraging mothers to read every day to their babies, and to raise public awareness of the importance of doing so. SEE THE TREE
2. BNI Golden Corner Seneca Chapter
JoAnn Johnson Media Foundation The JoAnn Johnson Media Foundation helps the helpless and those who need to overcome.
3. Century 21 Hometown Realtors Making My Mark Making My Mark's mission is to increase suicide prevention awareness and education by encouraging enlightened conversations regarding mental illness and associated stigmas. SEE THE TREE
4. Friends of Lake Keowee Society Friends of Lake Keowee Society Friends of Lake Keowee Society is comprised of residents and businesses working together to keep Lake Keowee beautiful through advocacy, conservation and education. SEE THE TREE
5. Grace's Closet Grace's Closet Grace's Closet helps students build self-confidence by providing basic resources, such as clothing, school supplies, hygiene items and weekend food, at a welcoming boutique-like room located in each of the 19 Oconee County schools. SEE THE TREE
6. Meals On Wheels – Anderson Meals On Wheels – Anderson Meals on Wheels-Anderson is dedicated to ending hunger for the elderly and disabled homebound in Anderson County. SEE THE TREE
7. Oconee Christian Academy Oconee Christian Academy Oconee Christian Academy provides an excellent biblically-integrated education to students in partnership with family and church to honor, glorify and serve our Savior in the development of Christian character and conduct. SEE THE TREE
8. Oconee Community Theatre
Oconee Community Theatre Oconee Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of presenting plays and dramatic works of all kinds, and the promotion and encouragement of interest in theatrical productions for the people of Oconee County. SEE THE TREE
9. Oconee History Museum
Oconee History Museum Oconee History Museum preserves and promotes the history and cultural heritage of Oconee County, S.C., through its two museum locations, educational and community programs and public outreach. SEE THE TREE
10. Oconee Humane Society
Oconee Humane Society Oconee Humane Society is an animal welfare organization dedicated to providing life-saving support and care for homeless and helpless pets. SEE THE TREE
11. Seneca Animal Hospital
SCVets Care Foundation The SCVets Care Foundation is an organization that supports veterinary care for pets of senior citizens and others who are in need, and supports pet safety by purchasing pet restraints. SEE THE TREE
12. Tamassee DAR School
Tamassee DAR School We partner with children and families to overcome life's obstacles through campus- and community-based programs that nurture loving homes, inspire wholeness, expand educational horizons and train exceptional citizens. SEE THE TREE
13. The Pilot Club of Seneca
The Pilot Club of Seneca Pilot Club members come together in friendship and service to focus on encouraging brain safety and health and to support those who care for others.Play our Brainminders game!
14. The Potter's Wheel Thrift Store
The Potter's House The Potter's House has several ministries that assist the homeless, the elderly and the abused, and provides food and clothing for anyone who has a need. SEE THE TREE
15. YouthLink
YouthLink YouthLink offers STEM education and leadership programming opportunities intended to increase community involvement by empowering youth with the necessary tools to advance academically, professionally and personally.
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