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DABA trees of hope bring Christmas cheer to Denver

For the second year in a row, the Denver Area Business Association is holding a unique fund raiser for a local charity that also brings some Christmas spirit to the area.
It’s the tree of hope, and according to Jill Feldmeyer, owner of Fit Dimension on N.C. 16, there are two DABA Christmas trees this year — one in front of Safari Miles and the other in front of Fit Dimension.
Businesses can purchase three bulbs to hang on the tree for $35. The proceeds from this year’s bulb sales will go to Amy’s House.
“With all the hurricanes that happened this past year, people are directing their donations to the Red Cross,” said Feldmeyer. “I encourage everyone not to forget the non-profits, especially Amy’s House. Don’t forget about the local charities.”
Last year was the inception of the fund raiser, Feldmeyer said. A tree located in front of R-Anell Homes raised about $1,000 for Habitat for Humanity.
Feldmeyer expects the same success this year.
The idea for the trees came from Feldmeyer herself.
“There’s no Christmas decorations in Denver and I opened my big mouth and suggested we do a tree,” she said.
Tom Orell, a DABA member and owner of Orell’s Outdoor Service, said the two trees were taken from the property of fellow DABA member Bo Moore.
This is the first year Orell has helped with the fund raiser.
“I think it’s a good idea to get the spirit of Christmas going throughout the community,” he said. “It’s also a good way to get DABA recognized.”

For more information on the DABA trees of hope, contact Jill Feldmeyer at Fit Dimension at (704) 483-3188.
by Jon Mayhew

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