Jingle Bell Festival raises $20k for memory loss center

The 14th annual Jingle Bell Festival raised $20,000 for the Buddy Coholan Memory Loss Center run by Community Family Inc. More than 2,000 people took part in the five-day festival, which featured tours of Medford homes decorated for the holidays and a display of 65 Christmas trees at City Hall. The trees were decorated by community groups to reflect favorite themes, such as Barbie, the Patriots, rocking horses, and St. Nicholas. The bulk of the money was raised from $5 chances people bought to win the trees, along with $500 corporate sponsorships for the annual event, said Judy Lonergan, chairwoman of the festival committee.