Stop by the Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain during December to enjoy 26 beautifully and creatively decorated Christmas trees that fill the hotel’s lobby and dining room. Local businesses, groups, and individuals decorate the trees and compete for your “votes.” Simply place a monetary donation in the box next to the trees you like best – the tree with the most money in the box wins!
All proceeds from Deck the Trees benefit the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry (SVCM) Fuel Fund. The cost of electricity, oil, natural gas, propane and wood has risen over the last several years, and many of our neighbors cannot afford to heat their homes during the cold winter months. Last year, Deck the Trees gave $25,000 to the SVCM, increasing its total contribution to the Fuel Fund to over $52,000 in six years. Last winter, SVCM provided fuel assistance to 663 Swannanoa Valley households.
The Monte Vista hotel is located at 308 West State Street in Black Mountain. The Deck the Trees exhibit can be enjoyed daily from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. For info, call 828-669-8870.