Three Star Mall is starting to look like the North Pole as trees and wreaths are set up for the 10th annual Wonderland of Trees this week.
Starting this Monday, the silent auction will begin at 10 a.m. and run all the way until Saturday, Nov. 21. There’s no admission charge and if you can’t make it, you can bid on your favorite decorations with a spotter upon request.
Caring Hearts United started this event to raise money so the organization can bring a smile to hospice patients across Middle Tennessee. Dianne Sneed, co-founder of Caring Hearts United, said she was excited for all the decorations.
Raintree Manor donated a white tree complemented with blue and gold ornaments that is up for grabs. Raintree has participated in Wonderland of Trees all 10 years.
Calvary Baptist Church donated and decorated a tree in memory of Melinda Breedlove, a co-founder of Caring Hearts United and one half of the sister duo that created Wonderland of Trees with Sneed. Breedlove passed away this past year, and Calvary Baptist was the church she attended.
The tree is a standard green tree decorated with Melinda’s favorite color purple, silver angel ornaments, and a photo in remembrance of Melinda. Sneed said, “When I saw her picture, it finally hit me. This was her baby.”
Caring Hearts United is thrilled to show off the decorations. The organization even decorated some of its own including a gnome tree and an owl tree with outdoorsy ornaments like pickup trucks, branches, and owls, of course.
The mall is filled with interesting decorations everyone can appreciate. In addition to the decorations, for $1, children can write a letter to Santa, play games, make crafts and get their faces painted. There will be entertainment at the end of the week as well.
Wonderland of Trees is open every day this week. Each day is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.