• Fri. Nov 25th, 2022

Lake County News, California – The Festival of Trees heralds the holiday season

A preview of a beautiful tree designed by Kelseyville florist Traci Stephens to be auctioned at the Festival of Trees in support of Lake County Hospice Services. courtesy photo.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – The fourth annual Festival of Trees, a benefit event for Lake County’s hospice services, will be held on Saturday, December 3.

The event returns to a magical location at Sophie’s Day Spa, 3855 Main St.

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 Wings of Hope’s grief counseling program for children and families and the special needs of hospice patients in our Lake County community.

The public is invited to view complimentary decorated trees on Friday, December 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 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 can be purchased at www.lakecountyhospice.org or by calling 707-263-6222.

The event begins at 5:30pm with savory and sweet small plates prepared by a variety of local chefs, bakers and restaurants. A no-host bar with local wines and beers is available throughout the evening.

Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin will wow the audience with his talents as an auctioneer and Jennifer Strong of Strong Financial Services, a passionate supporter of Hospice Services, will serve as emcee.

Funky Dozen manager Larry Thompson will turn on lively dance music immediately after the auction.

“We’re excited to kick off the holiday season with the spectacular party atmosphere of the 2022 Festival of Trees,” said Interim General Manager of Hospice Services Hope Moroni. “This event facilitates the coming together of individuals during a traditionally giving time of year to support the extremely valuable services that hospice services provide in our community.”

The success of the Festival of Trees is made possible in large part by multiple community sponsors including Platinum Sponsors Lake County Tribal Health Consortium, Michaels Insurance Services, Calpine Corp., Savings Bank of Mendocino, Roto-Rooter of Lake County, California Exterminators, Adventist Health Clearlake and Kelly Butcher.

Additional 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.

Lake County Hospice Services has been providing compassionate comfort care to Lake County residents for over 44 years and promoting quality of life when families need it 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 help you and your loved ones. Call 707-263-6222 or visit Hospice Services of Lake County, 1862 Parallel Drive, Lakeport.

You can also visit the Hospice Services of Lake County website for more information.

Janine Smith-Citron is Development Director for Hospice Services in Lake County.