2012 Holiday Kids Tree

Inside the rotunda, hundreds found warmth amid the marble walls and the tradition of an annual tree-lighting ceremony that marks the end of another AWB Holiday Kids' Tree Project.

This year's project raised more than $23,000 for rural families in need. More than 100 AWB member businesses and individuals contributed funds that will be spent by representatives from 14 fire departments in seven counties to buy food, clothing and gifts for families in their communities. 

As is tradition, the ceremony included musical performances by Kids in Koncert and introductory remarks from AWB's board chair.