DECA hosts sixth annual Holiday Tree Auction

The Interact Clubs tree featured a Grinch theme. The lucky winner not only got the tree but also $20 gift cards for Brusters, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and Chick-Fil-A.

Emily Smoller

The Interact Club’s tree featured a Grinch theme. The lucky winner not only got the tree but also $20 gift cards for Bruster’s, Amazon, Target, Starbuck’s, and Chick-Fil-A.

Brooke Veith, Video, Photo Editor

For the past six years, the main lobby has been lit up with all different types of Christmas trees during the holiday season. 

The Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce looked for donations from local businesses to help purchase artificial trees.

DECA then recruited clubs to “adopt” a tree and decorate it to go along with their club or with a holiday theme.

This project helps students in each club better connect, while also collecting donations for their clubs.

People could donate $1 towards a club, and in exchange for their donation complete a ticket for a tree.

To purchase a ticket for the chance to win a tree, students in the various clubs or classes were selling tickets all around the community during the month of December. 

If you were the lucky winner, not only did you get a tree, but you also got decorations and any additional contents.

The trees business, clubs, and winners were:

Tree No. 1 – Dynamic Systems (Bean & Berry Student Coffee Shop): Winner- Draven Kennedy

Tree No. 2 – Visionary Federal Credit Union (Class of ’24 Ways & Means Committee): Winner- Ireland Kennedy

Tree No. 3 – Redford Photography (National Honor Society): Winner- Alexander L.

Tree No. 4 – Brentwood Bank (Art Club): Winner- Alexis S.

Tree No. 5 – Paul Henney Cremation and Tributes (Early Learning Center): Winner- Draven Kennedy

Tree No. 6 – Coldwell Banker (Best Buddies Club): Winner- Michelle Boss

Tree No. 7 – Pittsburgh Computer Solutions (French Club): Winner- Tracy Celletti

Tree No. 8 – Community College of Allegheny County (DECA Club): Winner- John Oluszak

Tree No. 9 – Farmers Insurance-Behr Insurance (Pajama Pals Program): Winner- Jess Schroeck

Tree No. 10 – Ranes (STAND Club): Winner- Mike Bellini

Tree No. 11 – Julia James Salon (Clothing Construction and Tailoring Class): Winner- Debbie Ruffing

Tree No. 12 _ Evey True Value Hardware (Interact Club): Winner- Gina Stewart

Tree No. 13 – Three Treasures (Science Club): Winner- Draven Kennedy

Tree No. 14 – Century Heritage Federal Credit Union (Student Government Association): Winner- Jessica Moore

Tree No. 15 – (German Club Tree): Winner- Herr Tobias

Congrats to all the winners and have a happy, healthy holiday!