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17th Annual Festival of Trees Dec. 9 & 10
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
November 23, 2011

Itís time to ring in the Holidays once again! The 17th Annual St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital Foundationís Festival of Trees will be held on December 9th and 10th, bringing holiday dazzle and cheer to the communities of Libby and Troy.

The Festival of Trees, which is held at the Libby Memorial Center, is an enchanting exhibit of beautiful holiday trees, hand-decorated and displayed by local merchants and organizations demonstrating their zeal for the holidays, as well as their commitment to family and community.

Friday night is Festival Community/Family night. "In the spirit of giving and holiday traditions, there is no admission charge to the Friday night Festivities," commented KC Hoyer, Foundation Director at St. Johnís. "The Community Night is a wonderful way to share the magic of the holidays with your family in the warmth of the Memorial Center surrounded by fun activities and dazzling trees. The kids can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the entire family can enjoy the decorated trees, train displays, cookie decorating, ornament making, and the famous SJLH Auxiliary Annual Christmas Bake Sale. What fun times to share with your children!"

Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with their Elves, played by the legendary Kootenai Karacters, will delight the children and help make exciting holiday memories for the entire family! A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the moment, but feel free to bring your own cameras. Santa and his Elves will be granting holiday wishes from 5pm to 8pm.

"This is truly a community evening," added Hoyer. "We are teaming up with Kootenai Karacters, Kiwanis, Lincoln County Libraries, Donís Depot, and the St. Johnís SOS Committee to make the wait for Santa fun for the kids and a bit less stressful for the parents. We are encouraging everyone to help out the Kiwanis Koats for Kids Program by bringing coats, hats, and/or boots for children. This isnít mandatory, but the Kiwanis will surely appreciate any extra help that they can get for the kids."

On Saturday, December 10th itís time to slip into your finery. Saturday evening the Festival is transformed in to a shimmering Holiday Fundraising Gala celebration, a one of a kind in our area. Join in the fun as our communitiesí merry-make the night away at the most celebrated Holiday Gala in the County.

Dance to the music of Bryan Lloyd while you take in the shimmering trees and excitement of the auction and raffles. Mouth-watering hors díoeuvres, incredible music, and the enchanting ambiance make this the most anticipated, and romantic evening of the season! "Our communities really look forward to this holiday tradition, because there is something for everyone to enjoy. Once again, the live auction has some real surprises, and tickets are flying out the door," added Hoyer. "It is such an exciting, elegant, and entertaining way to raise money for our new building project." The doors open at 6:00pm, with dancing till midnight.

Tickets will not be available at the door for the Gala Dance on Saturday evening, but are available through reservation. Please call KC Hoyer at 406-283-7140 to reserve your tickets.

Related Links:
www.sjlh.org St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital

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