Supervisor Chuck Washington presents holiday-themed tree to Nicolas Valley Elementary

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Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington delivers a holiday-themed tree to Nicolas Valley Elementary School for his annual Festival of Trees gift. Temecula Valley Unified School District Superintendent Tim Ritter, Nicolas Valley Elementary Principal Chrissy Harman and students are pictured next to the Toy Story-themed Christmas tree. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo

Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington presented a holiday-themed tree showcased at the Festival of Trees in Riverside to Nicolas Valley Elementary School in Temecula this week.

Washington’s office had the Toy Story-themed tree delivered to the elementary school last week and officially presented it to school staff at a media event Monday, Dec. 9.

“Supervisor Chuck Washington’s office hosts an annual themed holiday tree every year at the Festival of Trees in Riverside and every year they select somewhere new to gift it to,” Laura Boss, representative of the Temecula Valley Unified School District said. “We were chosen to receive this year’s tree.”

The Festival of Trees is organized by the Riverside University Health System foundation and features dozens of themed trees. This year was the 30th annual festival.

Visitors were able to pay $150 per person to see the trees at the Riverside Convention Center during the Mistletoe Magic Gala, which happened Nov. 26, and then could view the trees for free between Nov. 29 and Dec. 1.

Proceeds support pediatric Riverside University Health System pediatric programs.

Will Fritz can be reached by email at wfritz@reedermedia.com.