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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

HELPING CANCER SURVIVORS, ONE TREE AT A TIME

Oct 27, 2011 01:44PM

Ann’s Place, the largest support organization for cancer survivors and their loved ones in the Greater Danbury region, has announced plans for its 2011 Festival of Trees, to be held November 18-20 at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury.

  This is the ninth year for the popular fund-raising event, which features a dazzling array of custom-decorated holiday trees sponsored by area businesses, groups and individuals. Sponsors may choose a theme for their tree and decorate it themselves or have the decorating done by expert volunteers. All trees are raffled and everyone has a chance to win their favorite tree! 

  The 2011 Festival will kick off with the Preview Party on Friday, November 18, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., with cocktails, live music by Kelly Mittleman, Dinner-by-the-Bite, and exclusive preview of the decorated trees, $100 per ticket. The trees will remain on display until Sunday at 5:00 p.m. The Festival also features The Marketplace, quilts, wreaths and other hand-crafted holiday gifts for sale, live entertainment on the hour, raffles, and a chance to win a Jewelry Designs shopping spree.

Festival hours are Saturday, November 19th from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday, November 20th from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $10 Adults, $5 children and seniors, children under 5 Free. If you’d like to volunteer, email [email protected]. For sponsorship opportunities, more information, or to register call 203.790.6568, email [email protected] or visit AnnsPlace.org.