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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Haylee Gamble and Crystal Busch of New Roads Treatment center work on their door display. Thousands of people set up trees and other decorations Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, for the 2013 Festival of Trees at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. The festival is a fundraiser for Primary Children's Hospital.

SANDY — The memories of loved ones were channeled into a good cause Monday as thousands of people converged on the South Towne Expo Center to set up for the annual Festival of Trees.

The festival is a fundraiser for Primary Children's Hospital. People place bids on the trees and other decorations. The theme is "Gift of Love."

There are more than 800 trees in the festival, as well as other decorations.

The Festival opens to the public Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. each day.

For more information, see www.festivaloftreesutah.org.