DANVILLE — Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation announces the special events and ticket information for 2011 Festival of Trees: Home for the Holidays, Nov. 12-19, at the David S. Palmer Arena.
Special event tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Sept. 30 at the David S. Palmer Arena. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, online at http://www.provena.org/usmc/trees, or by phone, by calling (877) 77CLICK. Ticket prices vary per event.
Returning favorite special events include the Polar Express, Teddy Bear Breakfast, and Ladies’ Luncheon. Two previous events — the beer tasting and wine tasting — have been combined into one larger event: Tastes of the Season, which also will feature a live band.
Several other new events have been added, in part because of the festival extending to eight days from five. These include:
--A Heroes Lunch — Children enjoy lunch with a parent or grandparent, dressed as their favorite “hero,” whether that’s a police officer, soldier, fireman or superhero. Lunch will be served by local heroes from the Danville Fire Department and the Danville Police Department. A magic show, free temporary tattoo, superhero photo and special performance by the Star Wars Stormtroopers round out the event.
--Princess Tea Party — A one-of-a-kind event for girls. Participants will enjoy the royal treatment that includes a princess hairstyle and make-up. They will be crowned with a tiara and showered with gifts, including a glitter tattoo. They will have their picture taken and enjoy treats and entertainment while seeing a special appearance by royalty. Princess attire is encouraged.
--Crystal Ball — A special evening of music and dancing with a little sweetheart. This is a great opportunity for dads and their daughters or moms and their sons to get dressed up, enjoy light refreshments and share a memorable evening together. All ages are welcome. A photographer will be on hand to capture the memories and all guests receive a keepsake photo frame and goody bag. Formal attire is recommended.
--Silver Bells Luncheon — Guests will get a taste of Italy with all the trimmings when they attend this new event. A well-known favorite recipe in the area — Breta Saladino’s famous spaghetti and meat balls — will be the main course, along with salad, Italian bread, and Italian cream cake for dessert. There will be musical entertainment, door prizes and other surprises for guests.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer something special for everyone,” said Angie Lazzell, event coordinator for Provena United Samaritans, in a press release. “Our committees are working hard to make each and every special event really spectacular for our Crystal Anniversary.”
Visit http://www.provena.org/usmc/trees, to learn more about the 15th annual Festival of Trees, read about the special events, and order tickets. Facebook users can “like” Provena’s Festival of Trees page at http://www.facebook.com/provenafestival.
Festival of Trees benefits the outreach programs of Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation. Community programs such as I Sing the Body Electric, the HALO Project, Faith In Action and Young Women/Men Aware would not be possible without funding through this terrific annual event. Title sponsors of the Festival of Trees are Watchfire Signs, Julius W. Hegeler II Foundation and Sunset Funeral Homes.