Barbara and Gary Geitter have been donating their time, talent, and money to decorate for the annual Festival of Trees to benefit Oishei Children’s Hospital.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — For Barbara and Gary Geitter, their holiday season wouldn’t be complete without decorating a huge, elaborate tree — but it’s not at their home.
They haul all of their lights, ribbons, ornaments, and other festive decorations to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center and get to work setting up their annual contribution to the Festival of Trees, which benefits The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation.
“It’s for the kids. That’s it. It’s for the kids. They need to have a good hospital, and this is how we do it,” said Barbara Geitter.
She and Gary have been a part of this for 23 years, and it’s become a family affair. Their granddaughters have become big supporters too.
“They help with the trees. They design trees and wreaths. The littlest …