Festival of Trees has a beautiful opening gala

By Lanier Laney 

If you want to instantly get in the Christmas spirit, then I urge you to go to the Festival of Trees with your family. An amazing array of creativity and beauty can be seen there at this “Not-to-be-Missed” December event.

Mark Newberry, Elizabeth Harding, Katrina and Eric Billig.

You can also purchase a beautifully decorated tree, for barely the cost of the tree, and pick it up on Sunday, Dec. 9. The trees are there at a big discount thanks to Grayco’s generous spirit and all the people who sponsored the trees, and those who did such a wonderful job decorating them. Big kudos to all of you!

This year’s Honorary Medical Chairs are Dr. Eric Billig and his wife, Katrina, and Dr. Marcus Newberry with fiancée Elizabeth  Harding. This year’s volunteer chairs are Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Dennis, who lead the many hard-working volunteers who devote their time to make the festival a success. The coordinators were Sharon Dwyer, Candy Pethe, and Cheryl Comes.  A big thanks to all of you, and to all the people who attended the wonderful opening night event and provided the great food.

A job well done goes to Executive Director Heidi Owen and Board Chair Worth Liipfert, along with all the big-hearted folks who donated the wonderful silent auction items.

The Festival of Trees, which benefits all the good work of FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice, will be held until Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center (formerly the Greene Street Gym) located at 1001 Hamar Street, Beaufort.  Here are some pics for you:

Sharon Dwyer, Candy Pethe, Sally Mitchell-Dennis and Cheryl Comes.



























Heidi Owen and Worth Liipfert.






























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