NORTH READING — The North Reading Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1511 and Women of the Moose Chapter #492 will hold our Second Annual Festival of Trees on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26, 27 and 28. The festival will be held at the Moose Hall, 140 North Street, and opens to the public free of change, on Friday evening from 5 – 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Moose has asked area businesses, organizations and individual families to donate decorated artificial trees. Festival-goers may take chances on the donated trees throughout the weekend, and a raffle will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, with the proceeds earmarked for Moose Charities.

The Loyal Order of Moose is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888 with nearly 650,000 men and women in roughly 1,600 Lodges in 49 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain. Along with other units of Moose International, the Loyal Order of the Moose supports the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School, a 1,000-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago, Illinois; and Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community for its members near Jacksonville, Florida.

Additionally, members of the Moose conduct approximately $70 million worth of local area community services (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually.

“The North Reading Moose Hall is handicapped accessible. We hope our Festival of Trees will be enjoyed by many and will become an annual event for you and your family to attend year after year,” said organize Pauline Viens.