Doll house being auctioned to support Cumberland Community Forest Society

Every once in a while an organization finds itself the recipient of a very special, even priceless, donation.

That’s exactly what happened to the Cumberland Community Forest Society when Frank and Freda Halls’ daughter Sharon chose the CCFS as the recipient of a rare and beautiful creation, a hand-crafted miniature doll house built by her father.

The doll house was entirely hand-built by finishing carpenter Frank Halls and is filled with furnishings, tiny food and stunning decorations all created by his wife Freda.

The doll house is on display at the Wandering Moose Cafe in Cumberland, and is well worth a stop in to see first-hand. It is truly stunning.

In the spirit of the season, Cumberland resident Grace Doherty has added very special — and very tiny — Christmas decorations.

“In order to reach out to the widest possible audience of collectors and miniature aficionados, we have decided to auction the doll house through 32auctions, an online auction site,” said Meaghan Cursons of the CCFS.

“This is the best way for the CCFS to honour the donation, and ensure that its deserved value is received. Whether you are a collector, or a forest supporter ready to make a large year-end donation and exchange for a lovely Christmas gift for someone special – this is an incredible opportunity.”

The doll house is on auction until Dec. 17 at www.32auctions.com/festiveforestauction.

Current bid is $425 and the ‘buy it now price’ is set at $5,000.

The Festival Forest On Line Auction also features a delightful variety of other gift items donated by the community in support of the efforts of the CCFS.

More items are being added daily.

The auction runs until 10 p.m. on Dec. 17. Purchased items can be picked up in time for Christmas gifts.

For more information about the Cumberland Community Forest Society and their efforts to purchase and protect privately held forest lands surrounding the Village of Cumberland, visit www.cumberlandforest.com.

To date, the society has purchased more than 110 hectares of threatened forest, and is working towards another large purchase of forests and riparian areas along Perseverance Creek in 2018.

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