Onslow County festival to raise money for hospice center

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The 16th Annual Festival of Trees is set to kick off in Onslow County this weekend, and one non-profit is partnering with the community to bring a hospice center to the area.

For the past 15 years, Onslow Caregivers has made it their mission to raise funds for a new facility. 

Families currently must travel to Carteret County or Wilmington to find a hospice bed for loved ones. 

Organizers said this year’s festival was uncertain due to Hurricane Florence.

“We’ve had thousands of letters signed by citizens that they would support a hospice house in this area, because it’s needed so much,” said Jean Cole, festival coordinator. 

The festival starts Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

It will continue Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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