Alaqua hits a home run at Festival of Trees (PHOTOS)

Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 04:22 PM.

"It was amazingly creative," said Hood.

The Kellys' creativity enabled AAR to take home $4,000.

DCWAF also outdid themselves in their depiction of what their organization does.

All the ornaments on their tree were made by hand, using wine-bottle corks and a glue gun to form bunches of "grapes." Wine crates tied with ribbons were placed underneath the tree and empty wine bottles were used to form a tree of their own. DCWAF staff also handed out wine samples on opening night.

Emerald Coast Relay for Life handed out cupcakes, symbolic of the hope that a cure for cancer is found and everyone sees another birthday.

The rest of this year’s participating organizations include Building Homes for Heroes, Children in Crisis, Children's Volunteer Health Network, Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Guardian Ad Litem, Junior League of the Emerald Coast, OASIS of Northwest Florida, and Shelter House.

Stop by Grand Boulevard and see just how creative and different the 12 trees are.

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