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Saugus: Dec. 7-9 marks the opening weekend of the Festival of Trees at the historic MEG building

Festival of Trees at the MEG building

Janice Jarosz, president of the MEG Foundation, checks out the Christmas trees that now line the MEG Building in Saugus for the annual Festival of Trees.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

A favorite tree of Kathy Giannetta, a Christmas tree decorated with nips of alcohol, will be raffed off with more than 50 other trees during the MEG Building's annual Festival of Trees fundraiser.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

Christmas trees line the MEG Building in Saugus for the annual festival of trees.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

Wheelabrator of Saugus took a different approach to one of the Christmas trees they donated to the Festival of Trees at the MEG Building.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

Christmas trees line the MEG Building in Saugus for the annual festival of trees.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

Christmas trees line the MEG Building in Saugus for the annual festival of trees.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

A Boston Bruins Christmas tree is one of more than 50 trees that will be raffled off during the Festival of Trees to raise money for the MEG Building.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

A Merry Christmas sign hangs from a tree.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

A Boston Bruins Christmas tree is one of more than 50 trees that will be raffled off during the Festival of Trees to raise money for the MEG Building.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

Kathy Giannetta, a member of the Christmas Tree Committee, inspects Santa's sleigh before the "big man" takes his seat during the Festival of Trees at the MEG Building.

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Toy cars hang from one of the Christmas trees in the Festival of Trees at the MEG Building in Saugus.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

The MEG Building in Saugus is prepping for their annual Festival of Trees.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

The finishing touches are being put on the Christmas trees in preparation for the Festival of Trees at the MEG Building in Saugus.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

Ornaments wait to be placed on Christmas trees for the Festival of Trees at the MEG Building.

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Festival of Trees at the MEG building

Christmas trees line the MEG Building in Saugus for the annual festival of trees.

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SAUGUS — The halls of a restored historic former elementary school once slated for demolition have been decked for Christmas once again. “There’s a lot of Christmas spirit here,” said Janice Jarosz, president of the Marlah E. Graves (MEG) Foundation, a group of volunteers that preserve and maintain the large brick building on Essex Street.…

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