Festival of Trees
2013 Festival of Trees
Celebrate the Festival of Trees 25th anniversary November 29 – December 1, 2013 at the St. Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th St., Mount Vernon, WA. Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s 2013 key project – the Cardiac Care Special Observation Unit at Skagit Valley Hospital. Become a Festival sponsor or designer! Please email the Foundation office or call 360-814-5747 for more information.
2012 Festival of Trees
Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation and title sponsor Associated Petroleum Products, raised more than $210,000 in gross proceeds to be 2012 Festival of Trees Raises More than $210,000.
The 24th Annual Festival of Trees, presented by the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation and title sponsor Associated Petroleum Products, raised more than $210,000 in gross proceeds to benefit the Foundation’s current project – the Cardiac Care Services Special Observation Unit at Skagit Valley Hospital.
The Thanksgiving weekend event, featuring the display of more than 30 elaborately decorated Christmas trees, drew a capacity crowd for the November 24 Gala Evening and Auction at the St. Joseph Center in Mount Vernon sponsored by Mountain Glen Retirement Community.
“It was a fantastic evening and we are so grateful for the community support,” said Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation President Jaynie Roozen.
This signature fund-raising event is supported by exceptional sponsorship from the community. Festival event sponsors also included Whidbey Island Bank– Live Auction Sponsor, Group Health – Holiday Treetini and Visit with Santa Sponsor, Key Bank – Silent Auction Sponsor, Skagit State Bank and Thomas Cuisine Management – Family Festival Days Sponsors, Alfie Hill – Tree Raffle Sponsor, Williams & Nulle – Designer Wreath Sponsor, Peoples Bank – Lockbox Event and more than 100 tree, tablescape and auction item sponsors.
High-bid items included the “Birds of a Feather Shop Together” tree designed by Dierdre Van Sant, Cathrin Hughes Davies, Bridget Ibarra, Lynnie Almvig and Liubov Dalseg and sponsored by Concrete Nor’West, Life Care Center of Sedro-Woolley and Strauss Jewelers which sold for $2,400 and an Alaskan Fishing Trip sponsored by Reel Class Charters, which sold for $4,250.
Thousands of people enjoyed viewing the beautiful and cleverly decorated Christmas trees during Family Festival Days, which also featured live local entertainment and kids’ activities. Sponsored by Skagit State Bank and Thomas Cuisine Management, those in attendance participated in activities which included a scavenger hunt, Letters to Santa, face painting and craft projects. Performances by local bands, vocal ensembles and dance academies delighted audiences throughout the weekend.
Jill Christensen of Burlington served as Festival Chair for a second year and a committee of 20 volunteers supported her efforts.
The following honors and awards were also announced during the Festival of Trees:
Festival Volunteer of the Year: Pat Grenfell
This year’s Festival of Trees Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Pat Grenfell of Sedro-Woolley. Pat demonstrates her dedication to the Foundation and enthusiasm for the Festival of Trees with an “above and beyond” spirit. A former member of the Foundation board, Pat currently sits on the Foundation’s Public Relations Committee, Sunrise Inn Committee and the Festival of Trees Sponsorship Committee. We are so appreciative of Pat’s willingness to “roll up her sleeves” to work at events, provide wonderful historical perspective to the good works of the Foundation and financially support the Foundation’s many annual projects and programs.
President’s Choice: “Chocolate Wishes, Godiva Dreams”
“Chocolate Wishes, Godiva Dreams” earned the President’s Choice Award from Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation President Jaynie Roozen at Designer Appreciation Night. The tree was designed by Susan Husk. Kern Funeral Home and Mount Vernon Westside Merchants sponsored the tree decorations.
Designer’s Choice: “Have Yourself a Very Merry Tin Toy Christmas”
“Have Yourself a Very Merry Tin Toy Christmas” was selected as the Designer’s Choice in voting by all volunteer designers in attendance at the Designer Appreciation Night. The tree was designed by Melissa King and Laury Volwiler. Tree and decorations were sponsored by Skagit Endodontics.
People’s Choice: “Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen”
People’s Choice tree is selecting in voting by thousands who attended Family Festival Days on Friday and Sunday. The winning tree, “Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen” was designed by Ashton, Abby, Lauren, Kate and Brandon Atkinson. The tree and its décor were sponsored by Atkinson Family Dentistry and Soroptimist International of Burlington.
Raffle Tree Winner: Pat Jenkins of Anacortes
Pat Jenkins of Anacortes was the winner of the Alfie Hill-sponsored raffle tree designed by the JoAnn Lazaron tree team. This is the Lazaron team’s third year in designing the raffle tree.
Proceeds from this year's events benefit the
Cardiac Care Services Special Observation Unit at Skagit Valley Hospital.
Thank you to this year's event sponsors:
Associated Petroleum Products - Mountain Glen Retirement Community - Whidbey Island Bank - Skagit State Bank - Thomas Cuisine - Group Health - Alfie Hill-Banta - Williams & Nulle - Key Bank.
For more information about this event, click here or contact
Wendy Ragusa in the Foundation Office at 360-814-5747.
Making a Donation
All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible and can be made in memory or honor of a loved one. Donors may restrict use of the gift and direct a donation to a specific fund, as noted below.
You can donate online by clicking on the Network for Good link above, or you can Download a Donation Form to mail in a donation and mail to us with cash, a check or credit card, or give us a call at 360-814-2140.