Festival of Trees benefiting Make-A-Wish®Arizona and the Tucson Ronald McDonald House Charities®


Festival of Trees

At Scottish Rite Cathedral

Make-A-Wish® Arizona and the Ronald McDonald House Charities®Southern Arizona are banding together to host the Festival of Trees, a two-day event Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20, that will feature trees of all sizes decorated by professional designers that attendees can bid on to take home to enhance their holiday décor.

Hosted downtown at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 160 S. Scott Avenue, this event includes food, entertainment and activities while benefiting children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Regina Byrne serves as chairperson for the Festival of Trees, and Greg Byrne, University of Arizona Athletic Director, serves as Honorary Chair. The trees will be available for bidding at the two-day event and online. Each tree winner will have their tree delivered to their homes completely decorated!

The Festival of Trees features two evening events:
Wednesday, Nov. 19 5-8 p.m. Festival Sneak Peek Trees will be available for pre-purchase. Tastings and hot chocolate bar offered by Tucson Originals Restaurants. Tickets required. $25/person.

Thursday, Nov. 20 6-9 p.m. Festival Mingle & Auction premier event. Greg Byrne will host the festivities where guests will be able to bid via mobile bidding on each of the trees. Holiday attire suggested. Tickets include heavy hors d-oeuvres, drink tickets and dessert. $60/person. (21 and over event)

Tickets for each night or both nights together may be purchased at www.festivaloftreestucson.com or call 520-877-8077 for more information.

About Make-A-Wish® Arizona As the founding chapter of the now international wish granting organization, Make-A-Wish® Arizona, a 501c3 nonprofit, continues to be a trailblazer, granting 330 wishes in fiscal year 2014, a record in Arizona. We have dedicated ourselves to the Make-A-Wish mission, granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.arizona.wish.org or contact Rob LeMaster at rlamaster@arizona.wish.org or 520.704.6701.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern Arizona RMHCSA is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation which directly improves the health and well being of seriously ill children by providing comfort and support to their families. Serving nearly 500 families each year, the House is funded through the generosity of the community, corporate support and foundation gifts.  For more information on RMHCSA and how you can help make a difference in the life of a seriously ill child and their family visit www.rmhctucson.org or contact Anne Rounds at 520-326-0060 ext10

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