The St. Vincent Clay Hospital Foundation presented its annual "Festival of Trees," Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.
The purpose of the event is to raise fund for the hospital foundation that will then be used to provide assistance and education to the community.
This was the sixth year for the event. More than 320 people attended the event, which was highlighted by a live auction, led by Chris and Brady Pell, of Christmas trees and holiday décor.
During the festivities, the foundation recognized two community sponsors who have contributed to the success of the event with their ongoing support. The sponsors received the "Friends of Sister Justina Morgan" award.
The French family and St. Vincent Health and St. Vincent Sports Performance were recognized.
The annual recognition is in honor of Daughter of Charity, Sister Justina Morgan.
Sister Justina grew up in Brazil and has family roots in the community.
She also has ties to St. Vincent Hospital, where she completed professional training as a registered nurse in 1915. Her legacy continues through the award.
Each recipient received a framed print of the Heritage Wall mural at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, which Sister Justina is featured.