Monday, November 26, 2007

For Immediate Release.

Milton Holiday Memories Makes its Debut This Season.

City-sponsored tree festival will benefit residents in need.

The City of Milton will celebrate its first holiday season this year, and is holding an inaugural special event, Milton Holiday Memories, from November 23 through December 9, from 8 am to 9 pm. The event, held at Scottsdale Farms Landscape Co. & Nursery at 15639 Birmingham Highway in Milton, will include a tree festival, a silent auction, caroling, hayrides, and more, including a special visit from Santa Claus. Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to the North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) to brighten the holidays for Milton children in need.

Trees and wreaths decorated by local community groups and businesses will be on display throughout the event. Visitors can vote on their favorite decorated tree via donation, and can participate in a silent auction for their favorite wreath. All proceeds from the tree festival and silent auction will benefit the NFCC, which helps more than 750 needy Milton families during the holiday season. The City will also host its own Milton Holiday Memory tree, and will provide snowflake ornaments that can be personalized and placed on the tree for a $1 donation to the NFCC fund.

Fun family events are scheduled throughout the festival, including an old-fashioned caroling session around a roaring campfire in the Scottsdale Farms Christmas Tree Forest. On Saturday, December 1, Santa will make an appearance from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to hear children’s Christmas wishes. Children can also take a train ride around Scottsdale Farms, make reindeer treats and more.
“This is such a wonderful way for families to capture the true spirit of giving during this holiday season,” said Linda Blow, project coordinator for the City of Milton. “We have had an incredible response from the community, and we know this is going to be an event that creates many wonderful memories,” Blow continues. “We are thankful to Scottsdale Farms Landscape Co. & Nursery for graciously providing both the location and the live Christmas trees for the event.”

The Alpha Arts Guild is just one of the community groups participating in the event. According to Ellen Winsor, Guild secretary, the Guild will decorate a colorful, joyful tree filled with art from its members, and will also will provide brightly wrapped art supplies for donation to NFCC to inspire future artists.


WHAT: Milton Holiday Memories - A tree festival and silent auction to benefit Miltonfamilies in need this holiday season. Sponsored by the City of Milton, in cooperation with Scottsdale Farms Landscape Co. & Nursery.

WHEN: Friday, November 23, through Sunday, December 9The Scottsdale Farms Enchanted Christmas Tree Forest will be open from 8 am to 9 pm daily during the festival.


Wednesday, November 28: Milton Sing-A-Long, 7 pm to 9 pm.
Saturday, December 1: Family Fun Day, 1 pm to 5 pm; Santa arrives at 1 pm!Events feature hay rides and holiday music with James Casto.
Saturday, December 8: 11 am to 4 pm; Hay rides, hot cider and marshmallow roasting.

WHERE: Scottsdale Farms Landscape Co. & Nursery15639 Birmingham HighwayMilton, GA 30004770-777-5879 /

Free Admission - Visitors are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a needy child.Proceeds from silent auction, tree festival and Milton Holiday Memory Tree benefit North Fulton Community Charities, which helps more than 750 needy families in Milton during the holiday season.

City of Milton Event Project Coordinator
Linda Blow 678-242-2489

City of Milton Media Contact
Lisa Maggart O: 678-242-2492C: 404-414-3301

Scottsdale FarmsLandscape Co. & Nursery Media Contact
Dianna (D.J.) Smeal 678-429-6314

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