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Home Depot to Help Bring Christmas to the Festival of Trees
Goodwill and The Home Depot partner for annual community event
By: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.
“Every year the local Home Depot stores from Port Charlotte to Naples can't wait to be a part of this amazing event,” says George Larson, store manager at The Home Depot on Forum Blvd. “It's astonishing to see how our artificial trees transform into true Holiday Art every year. I'm sure 2014 will be a huge success for the Festival of Trees and we can't wait to see what miracles are worked on the trees this year.”
The Festival of Trees is a holiday celebration that begins Wednesday December 3 with a showcase of lavishly decorated Christmas trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District. Last year, over 5,000 visitors attended the festival, which continues through Sunday, December 7. Admission to view the trees is $2.
“The Festival wouldn’t be possible without our community sponsors,” says Madison Mitchell, spokesperson for Goodwill. “We are very grateful for the support of The Home Depot and our other event sponsors.”
The holiday celebration includes the black-tie Tux & Trees Gala on Saturday, December 6. This elegant evening features a live auction of the decorated trees and a silent auction of lavish holiday wreaths and other items. Last year, the Festival and Gala raised over $93,000 for The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, which provides long-term support to Goodwill’s programs and services.
Other event sponsors include FineMark National Bank & Trust, GCG Construction, Ryder, The News-Press, Grandeur, D’latinos, Azteca SWFL, Univision SWFL, Sunny 106, Parent & Child, Two Men and a Truck, Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry, LLC, Trailways Camp founders Sharon & Jerry Miller, and Henderson, Franklin, Starens & Holt P.A.
To become a Festival of Trees sponsor, or to donate an item to the Tux & Trees silent auction, please call Madison Mitchell at (239)995-2106 ext. 2213. For more information, or to purchase Gala tickets, visit www.tuxandtrees.com.