NEWBURYPORT — Newburyport Bank announced Thursday they had donated $7,500 as the presenting sponsor of Salisbury's annual Sea Festival of Trees.

The seventh annual event takes place Nov. 23 through Dec. 8 at the Blue Ocean Event Center on Salisbury Beach.

The festival features a maze of decorated holiday trees donated by local individuals and organizations, holiday-themed entertainment, skating at a seaside ice rink, the Giant Gingerbread House, visits from Santa and a Festival Café.

“This is one of those special holiday events that no one ever forgets,” wrote Lloyd L. Hamm, President and CEO of the bank, in a statement. “It’s 15 days long — fun for everyone and a reflection of a community that really cares about bringing people together in an extremely positive and exciting environment. We’re proud to be the Presenting Sponsor.”

Proceeds will benefit the Salisbury Beach Partnership and the Fund to Bring Back the Historic Carousel.

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