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Festival of Trees returns to Thanksgiving weekend - 9/15/2004

2004 Sponsors: Kitsap Bank, John L. Scott Realtors, The Sun

By popular demand, the Festival of Trees this year returns to its traditional Thanksgiving weekend. Last year, the Harrison Hospital Foundation made a departure, hosting the three-day holiday extravaganza one week later. Executive Director Stephanie Cline said the change was an idea that simply didn't work. "Attendance was down, and that translated to fewer dollars to support vital programs and services at the hospital. We're happily back to our roots this year."

Pediatric Rehabilitation will be the recipient of the 18th annual Festival's proceeds, each year earmarked for a specific hospital program or service. Harrison's pediatric rehab provides treatment and support for children and their families who bravely face physical challenges every day.

Festival organizers are seeking new volunteer committee members interested in planning and staging this year's Festival, including special events, such as the Party Among the Trees, the Gala Auction, and Kids Day. Participants must be over 21 and have time throughout the year to attend planning meetings.

For more information, contact Festival coordinator Valerie Endicott at 360-792-6763.