On Thursday, The Hearth at Castle Gardens held its eighth annual 'Deck the Hearth' wreath celebration in Vestal.

The event hosted a silent auction that allowed guests to take bids on various holiday wreaths.

This year, staff at The Hearth at Castle Gardens chose to sponsor A Room to Heal which is a non-profit whose mission is to create a healing environment for children affected by serious medical conditions. All proceeds from the event will benefit the non-profit.

"This is the first year we've done A Room to Heal. We like to switch it up. We pick a new non-profit every time we do this," says Jami Wood, Associate Executive Director. "We like to mix it up and support everyone."

Guests participating at the auction were also able to enjoy refreshments placed by senior living center as they shopped for wreaths along with residents. 

Many of the wreaths were donated and/or made by various local businesses in the area.