20th Annual Festival of Trees

Posted by OCVA / December 13, 2015

The Pacific Communities Health District Foundation presents the 20th Annual Festival of Trees from Dec. 9 to 13 at the Center for Health Education in Newport. Beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, visits with Santa, and special events all create a festive environment.

This year, the Festival theme is "New Beginnings." Together, we will raise funds to purchase automated mannequins that will enhance our staff's ability to care for infants and toddlers. This state-of-the art equipment allows clinical staff to practice critical skills needed to diagnose and treat pediatric patients. Dubbed SimBaby and SimToddler, the mannequins will reside in the Center for Health Education's skills lab and be available to staff from all hospital departments, including the Obstetrics and Emergency Departments.

Plan to attend one or more events to set the tone for this holiday season. Special events include:

Open House – Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy holiday music and refreshments as you meander among a forest of beautifully decorated trees. Suggested donation is $2 for children, $5 for adults, and $10 for a family. No one is turned away.

Gala and Auction – Saturday, Dec. 12, 5:30 to 10 p.m. By reservation only.* Savor the champagne social as you peruse the silent auction table to the music of the Bringetto Jazz Duo. Delight in a scrumptious buffet. $95 per person on or before Dec. 1/$115 after Dec. 1.

Family Fun Day and visit from Santa – Sunday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's play time. Create at craft tables, enjoy student performances, visit Santa, and be merry at an event that is all about the kids. Suggested donation is $2 for children, $5 for adults, and $10 for a family. No one is turned away.

For information about the Festival or to register for the Gala and Auction, call 541-574-1810. To register click here.

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