Babcock Ranch Foundation Sponsors Edison & Ford Winter Estates' Children's Tree Trail


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       Babcock Ranch Foundation Sponsors Edison & Ford Winter Estates' Children's Tree Trail

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 30, 2017) Edison & Ford Winter Estates received a $2,000 sponsorship from Babcock Ranch Foundation for the organization's Children's Tree Trail. The sponsorship provides stipends to local schools for art supplies that children use to make ornaments. 

Art teacher, Karen Flanders of Edison Park Elementary stands next to her students' decorated tree at Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
"The Babcock Ranch Foundation is honored to partner with the Estates for the Children’s Tree Trail as well as supporting our teachers and art students from more than 60 Lee County schools that make these wonderful and uniquely decorated trees," said Cole Peacock, executive director for the Babcock Ranch Foundation. "The Children’s Tree Trial is special on so many fronts; from showcasing art to friends and families, to making sure all the families get to enjoy the Estates on this special night, to bonding the joys of the holidays to the historical importance of the Estates. This is simply one of the best family events in Southwest Florida and we are thankful to be part of this wonderful evening," added Peacock.In its 11th year, the Children's Tree Trail includes more than 60 trees that Edison Ford provides for area school children to decorate with their handmade ornaments. The Tree Trail is part of the annual Holiday Nights celebration, is free and open to the public through December 31.                                                        

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Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.