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Notice of December Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, December 13, 2021, at 6 p.m. in the Rossi Auditorium at Fellows Riverside Gardens, in Youngstown. The agenda will be available on the website after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting. A meeting of the Public Records Commission will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the same location.

Fellows Riverside Gardens shows off tree, light displays

Fellows Riverside Gardens has kicked off its the Festival of Trees display.

Starting Saturday, the community will have a chance to check out the free event.

More than 50 trees will be on display — all decorated by organizations across the Mahoning Valley.

Community Engagement Director Jaime Yohman said it’s a great opportunity for those organizations.

“To showcase what they offer to the community and just give a little bit of insight and information to the public on how they can help with needs in the community,” Yohman said.

The Festival of Trees opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Saturday.

You will be able to see the tree display Tuesday through Sunday, through January 7.

You can also check out the Winter Nights light display at the same location.

The Winter Nights display is going to be the first three Saturdays in December. Because it is a light display, the garden hours will be extended until 7 p.m. on those days.

View the original article at WKBN.

Valley organizations decorate 55 trees for festival

Mill Creek MetroParks is ready to start its holiday celebration, which is sponsored by WKBN and free for everybody.

Winter Celebration starts Saturday at Fellows Riverside Gardens. On Tuesday, the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities putting together its tree for the Festival of Trees display.

In total, 55 trees are being decorated by organizations across the Mahoning Valley.

“It’s a way for them to spread the word to our many, many visitors through the month of December on what their organization has to offer and how they might help,” said educator Lynn Zocolo.

This is the 20th year for the Winter Celebration: Festival of Trees. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day but Mondays, through Jan. 7.

The first three Saturdays in December, the display hours are being extended until 7 p.m. for guests to experience the Winter Nights outdoor light display.

See original article on WKBN.