Festival of Trees Kicks off the Holiday Season

The 4th Annual Festival of Trees, a benefit for Hospice Services of Lake County, returns to a magical venue at Sophie’s Day Spa, 3855 Main Street, on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Festival of Trees Spectacular Party and live auction features 25 exquisite Christmas trees designed and donated by community members. Proceeds from the live and silent auctions will support the Wings of Hope grief counseling program for children and families and the special needs of hospice patients throughout our Lake County community.

The public is invited to preview decorated trees at no charge on Friday, Dec. 2, 4:00 – 8:30 p.m., before and after the Kelseyville Christmas in the Country & Parade of Lights.

Tickets for Saturday’s Festival of Trees are available and may be purchased at lakecountyhospice.org or by calling (707) 263-6222.

The event begins at 5:30 pm with savories and sweets on small plates prepared by a variety of local chefs, bakers and restaurants. A no-host bar providing local wines and beer will be available throughout the evening.

Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin will delight the audience with his talents as auctioneer, and Jennifer Strong of Strong Financial Services, a passionate Hospice Services supporter, will serve as mistress of ceremonies. Manager of the Funky Dozen, Larry Thompson, will queue up lively dance music immediately following the auction.   

“We are excited to kick off the holiday season with the spectacular party atmosphere of the Festival of Trees 2022,” states Interim Executive Director Hope Moroni. “This event facilitates the coming together of individuals during a traditionally giving time of year in support of the highly valuable services Hospice Services provides in our community.”

The success of Festival of Trees is made possible largely in part by several community sponsors including Platinum Sponsors Lake County Tribal Health Consortium, Michaels Insurance Services, Calpine Corporation, Savings Bank of Mendocino, Roto-Rooter of Lake County, California Exterminators, Adventist Health Clearlake, and Kelly Butcher. Other sponsors include the UPS Store, Twin Pine Casino and Hotel, Lake Pharmacy, Tomkins Tax Associates, Cats Paw Vineyards, High County Security, Roland and Nell Shaul, Jonas Energy Solutions, Chapel of the Lakes, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital.

Hospice Services of Lake County has been providing compassionate comfort care to Lake County residents for over 44 years, promoting quality of life when families need it the most. The Wings of Hope program provides grief counseling for children who have experienced the death of a loved one.  

Community members are encouraged to learn how our compassionate team can assist you and your loved ones. Call (707) 263-6222 or visit Hospice Services of Lake County, 1862 Parallel Drive, Lakeport.

Additional information is also available on Hospice Services of Lake County’s website, www.lakecountyhospice.org.

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