The Tux & Trees Gala (http://www.tuxandtrees.com) is the highlight of the week-long “Festival of Trees” celebration. The exciting live auction of beautifully decorated holiday trees is the signature fundraising event of the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation.
For the second straight year, the black-tie celebration will be hosted by Stacey Adams, the co-anchor of “WINK News at 10 on 6TV” and “WINK News at 11.” Auction duties will be handled by event co-host Scott Robertson, one of Florida’s top fundraising auctioneers.
The evening will also feature a silent auction with lavishly decorated wreaths and other extravagant items. Guests can bid on items like a two-night stay at the ‘Tween Waters Inn, a New Year’s Eve package from The Resort at Marina Villae, golf packages, dining certificates, and even signed, numbered, and framed prints by renowned local artist Wellington Ward III.
In three years, the Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala have combined to raise nearly $160,000 to support Goodwill’s mission of helping people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. More information about Goodwill is available at http://www.goodwillswfl.org.
Tickets for the Tux and Trees gala are $100 per person, and include entertainment, complimentary valet parking service, and hors d’oeuvres. Call (866) 995-2106 ext. 249 or visit http://www.tuxandtrees.com to purchase tickets to the affair.
Watch the Festival of Trees commercial here: http://www.youtube.com/
Sponsors of the fourth annual Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala include the Home Depot, Stephen R. Bowen Construction, Inc., Westco Builders of Florida, Inc., Family Thrift Center, FineMark National Bank & Trust, Florida Community Bank, and Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
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The Festival of Trees and Tux &Trees Gala are held annually in the Fort Myers River District, beginning the day after Thanksgiving. The events are signature fundraisers of the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation.