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Winterfest Kicks Off Friday with Ceremonial Tree Lighting

The festival will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 at Winthrop Town Centre on Bloomingdale Avenue.

The Greater Brandon Community Foundation is planning a weekend filled with activities guaranteed to help the biggest Scrooge get into the spirit of the season.

The foundation is hosting its third annual Winterfest at Winthrop Town Centre, 6030 Winthrop Town Centre Ave., Riverview, at the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.

The festivities kick off Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. with a tree-lighting ceremony, entertainment and a campfire and outdoor movies with s'mores and hot chocolate.

The fun continues Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to sunset and Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon to 5 p.m. with bounce houses, hay rides, Santa's workshop, face painting, entertainment and craft vendors.

The Brandon Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization founded in 2003 to create public awareness, develop resources and support initiatives to address local needs.

Since its inception, the foundtion has supported more than 50 registered charities and has distributed more than $1.5 million to local charities in the greater Brandon area.

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