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Festival Of Trees On Display Through December 6th
The Bay Area Rotary and The Mill Casino present the Festival of Trees from now until December 6th.
The public is invited to the annual holiday-themed fundraiser, The Festival of Trees. Beautifully decorated trees and wreaths are on display at The Mill Casino from now until December 6th. This event is a seasonal tradition that gives businesses, organizations and individuals the opportunity to help families in need by raising funds for local charities while getting into the holiday spirit. They raised over $10,000 last year, the Festival of Trees lets participants demonstrate their holiday-decorating talents while raising money for local charities. This year’s goal was to raise $14,000 for such charities as Shots for Tots and Teens and The Women’s Safety and Resource Center and Coddington Place.
The decorated trees and wreaths will be placed on display throughout the hotel lobby through December 6th. Then on Sunday, December 2nd, Rotary will sponsor a family viewing day to encourage families to come in and look at the trees from 1-4pm. Santa will be on hand and refreshments will be served. Each tree and wreath will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during a public auction that begins promptly at 7pm on Thursday, December 6th in the Salmon Room. Doors open at 6:45pm to allow potential bidders to take one more look at the trees. The fully decorated trees will be delivered (up to 30 miles away) to the winning bidder’s home or office by a member of the Bay Area Rotary. Auction winners may request to have their tree donated to a needy family.
The Mill Casino contributes to the purchase of the trees and wreaths so that sponsorship and auction proceeds from the Festival of Trees can go directly to local charities. In addition, local vendors are used when purchasing trees and wreaths for this Bay Area fundraiser.