PHOTOS: Festival of Trees

CHI Mercy Health Foundation held its 20th annual Festival of Trees Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Valley City Eagles Club. The event featured a silent auction, live auction of decorated Christmas trees and wreaths and other items, a meal and a holiday concert by Kat Perkins.

Perkins, a Scranton, N.D. native and finalist on season 6 of NBC's "The Voice," sang holiday favorites and a couple original tunes and shared Christmas memories to an audience that filled the main floor of the Eagles. Valley City junior Mikey Meester joined the stage for "Jingle Bell Rock" with Perkins' band, and Perkins and Meester sang a duet of "Silent Night." Perkins brought four audience members to the stage for a reggae version of "Jingle Bells."

The foundation hopes to raise $45,000 from the event to purchase a new DEXA Scanner for the hospital's Radiology Department.

Photos by Heidi Harris/Times-record.