2011 Festival of Trees

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The Festival of Trees, benefitting Friends of Caroline Hospice, will be held December 5-10 at the Charles Lind Brown Neighborhood Activity Center (formerly the Greene Street Gym) located at 1001 Hamar St. As Beaufort’s premier holiday event, the festival includes a showcase of beautifully decorated trees, a grand opening reception with silent auction, a gourmet and gift shop and daily lunches.  During these remarkable five days, the gym is transformed into a holiday wonderland, where simply stepping through the doors puts you in the holiday spirit.
In the past 24 years, Festival of Trees has raised almost $800,000 for Friends of Caroline Hospice. The festival is Friends of Caroline Hospice’s largest fundraiser, helping them provide free care and volunteer services offering hope, encouragement and comfort to our friends and neighbors who live with life-threatening illness.

2011 Festival of Trees Chairs
The festival is pleased to announce this year’s Honorary Chairs:  Dr. Andrea Hucks and Dr.  Daniel Ripley. We extend our gratitude for their support of the Festival of Trees.
The festival is also pleased to announce this year’s Volunteer Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gallant. The Gallants will lead the many volunteers who devote their time to make the festival a success.

Trees Sponsorships
Trees are still available for sponsorship.  For a minimal $225 sponsorship fee, Tree Sponsors not only support FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice, they receive exposure to over 3,500 Festival of Trees attendees.  This is a fun way to showcase your business and support a worthy cause at the same time.  For more information, please contact Vicki Verity at 263-4108 or visit the website, www.festivaloftreesbeaufort.com .  Information is also available on the Festival of Trees Beaufort Facebook page.
New in 2011 — Show your team spirit with a Collegiate Themed Tree Sponsorship. Area Collegiate Clubs are vying for the most Spirited Tree award.  Make sure your team isn’t missing from this event. Contact the festival today to find out how you can have your team represented.

Holiday BBQ Butts
Are you entertaining this holiday season? Festival of Trees has your solution; a perfectly cooked 6 to 8 pound BBQ Boston Butt.  Butts will be fully cooked and vacuum wrapped so they are easy to reheat or freeze for any holiday occasion (they even come with instructions on the best way to heat).  For only $30 each, dine or entertain with some of the best BBQ or state has to offer.  Pre-orders are currently being accepted at 525-6257 with pick-up scheduled for December 4 at the festival.  This is a limited offer so be sure to get yours today.
Military Appreciation Day
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, military servicemen and women, and their families, will receive free admission.

Festival Quilts
One of the Festival’s cherished traditions is the annual showcasing of a beautiful handmade quilt generously donated by the Sea Island Quilters.

Saturday at the Festival: December 10
This day will feature several new events: The morning will host a class of Yoga Among the Trees courtesy of Dancing Dogs Yoga.  Also on Saturday there will be a brunch available and gift wrapping services.  Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. will feature the Snowball Family Dance.  This will include fun activities for the kids such a cookie decorating, dancing, games, photos with Santa and much, much more.

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